Re: Document the detritus?

Subject: Re: Document the detritus?
From: "Mike O." <obie1121 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 10:15:51 -0700 (PDT)

John Posada wrote:

> Example. I have a table called XXXX, and a table called
> XXXXX_Alan_031703. Obviously, the second file is not part of
> the "real" system.
> Now, I could take the time to research each of these at the expense
> of a great deal of time and remove them, but I don't know that I
> should.

I'd say leave all the tables in your model and in your docs, but flag
them as 'purpose unknown.'

If you have access to all the source code (and are willing), search all
the code for XXXXX_Alan_031703. If it doesn't occur, then you can be
pretty confident it's not used, and perhaps your doc for that table
could note that it has no apparent use and should be deprecated, unless
Alan explains what it's for. Maybe it's his porn collection :-)

Mike O.

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