RE: Human minds on Windows(?)
Fri, 9 Jul 1999 09:56:31 -0700 (PDT)

Rob Harris Cen-IT [] wrote:
>I don't agree with this. If there's one thing that componentware will be
>it's bloatware. See, it's unlikely that you'll find a set of components that
>service your system requirements alone, and no more.

Yep, I was reading an article a few weeks ago about all the wonderful new bugs introduced by people using C++ classes without knowing what they actually did; users were finding all kinds of unprogrammed 'features' in applications which had been built into those classes for some other reason and still worked, often breaking the application in the process. The author also compared a C program he'd written which compiled to around 30k to a one megabyte C++ program he'd downloaded from the Net which did exactly the same job; disassembling it showed around 40k of code which actually did anything useful, the rest of the program was just unwanted crap from the C++ classes the programmer had used.

But hey, it's only RAM, disk space and support calls, so who cares?