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Subject:document review process From:"Tamminga, Ernie" <et -at- DSC -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 12 May 1997 14:51:22 -0700
It's also the case that in any self-respecting engineering organization,
software engineers regularly do formal "code reviews" for one another,
and often other rituals called "walkthroughs" , integration reviews,
etc. None of these is interpreted as a suggestion that the developer
whose code is being reviewed is inaccurate. . . if anything, it's a way
of showing RESPECT for one another's work!
Although technical work is done by populations made up of a
disproportionate number of lone-wolves, it is still in the final
analysis a communal enterprise.
Digital Sound Corporation
>From: Kathleen Padova [SMTP:kpadova -at- ASICENTRAL -dot- COM]
>Sent: Monday, May 12, 1997 3:31 PM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Re: Purpose of document review process?
>This reminds me of the looks I got one time when I asked about sending drafts
>around for review. "What do you mean, your work needs to be checked? Isn't
>This could either be a whole heck of a lotta trust <yeah, right> or a
>potentially dangerous situation. Fortunately I got out of it by pointing out
>the programmers habit of changing screens and adding features at whim and not
>even telling the project manager about it. Definitely a sign of greater
>problems; but I wasn't about to be the sacrificial lamb.
>kpadova -at- millstar -dot- com
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