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Some posts are really entertaining (especially when he tells about crazy legacy issues), and some of it is really useful! (I made an adjustment as late as last night, based on what I read in one old entry about file system tunneling.
C++ / Win32 people will find more useful stuff there, there is less of C#/dotNet. But a lot is also general, about Windows in all forms.
I wonder if by correct they mean no hacks. In some cases hacks are acceptable if undesirable. The real world (deadlines and budget) often intervenes to undercut design, leading to kludges, and also maintenance can lead to kludgy code over time. Maybe by correct they mean with as little of this as possible. If I'm reading it charitably this is how I would interpret it.
Yeah, that could be true.
However, that doesn't show from the context.
It's really just a form that users have to fill out and since they always enter the same thing (everything is fine, if it isn't there's another form) the filling of the form has to be automated
Filling out the form regularly for all employees is a legal obligation and it could add up to thousands of forms per year.
It's really stupid, expensive and time consuming, but it's bureaucracy at its finest
The only thing I can think of is they're warning against overengineering this process?
In other words, it maybe could be made "more correct" to catch every single possible error, but the time involved in tracking down those corner cases and implementing a new part of the process is more costly than just having a human fix the spreadsheet when a corner case comes up.
Still seems weird; a fix is done once, so its cost is fixed. Manual fixes have an ongoing cost over time.