[openbeos] Re: Last 10% Takes Half the Time?

  • From: "Allen Brunson" <brunsona@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 10:19:07 -0500

Alexander G. M. Smith wrote:
> Axel wrote:
>> No, sorry, that's stupid - the last 10% usually also take much time
>> because the other 90% don't make a complete product.
> Or in my case, the last 2000% takes 300% of the time.  A nice little
> spam word database should only take at most a week, the actual code
> for adding words and looking them up is only a dozen lines of STL
> code, right?  Then there's thousands of lines (wow, more than 6000 of
> them) for processing scripting messages, handling the command line
> arguments, running the GUI and drawing cute displays of words.  I
> still haven't put in the sound effects after working on it for a
> month...

Heh.  That's about how long it took me to write my FTP sync utility, which
I'd originally time-budgeted at around a week.

I expect to have my GUI mail/news suite finished at about the four-year
mark, at the rate I'm going.

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