CCL: Where can you publish articles on software?
- From: John McKelvey <jmmckel!A!attglobal.net>
- Subject: CCL: Where can you publish articles on software?
- Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 14:50:53 -0500
Sent to CCL by: John McKelvey [jmmckel : attglobal.net]
Corey Pye commented:
"One difficulty with making a program publically available is it can mutate
a non-viable form by an inexperienced programmer, and if the mutant happens to
be widely circulated, then a lot of the blame ends up on the original
programmer, who has essentially given up his "baby" for adoption,
the modifier. One can easily waste weeks of time addressing irate
because of someone else's goof-up."
I believe that this is exactly what happened to one version of Gaussian when
someone hacked a d-orbital capability and got it wrong ...