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GeneralIt has been a long time since I've had to use other people's code Pin
honey the codewitch31-Jan-20 7:58
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honey the codewitch wrote:
The could provide managed wrappers instead of forcing you to use the grotty COM interfaces.
They could, but they'll focus on what makes sense financially.

honey the codewitch wrote:
All of the sudden you're paying more money. Software rusts. Big Grin | :-D
Support rusts, software doesn't.

Windows actually makes a big issue out of that; you can still run some very old software on modern windows. It runs xhack, The Secret of Monkey Island, and a lot more oldies.

That's why they popular. Not because of the new and sexy UI, or because of the improvements. But because what worked yesterday will still work tomorrow.

honey the codewitch wrote:
Old software TCO goes up.
Another myth; if you need changes to a program, written in a language that no-one uses anymore, then yes, more expensive then what the current youngsters learn. Lots of old software doesn't change, meaning the TCO for that year is nada. The Secret of Monkey Island hasn't cost me money in years.
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