rbt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Many of the world's most profitable software companies (MS for example)
> have thousands of goto statements in their code... oh the horror of it
> all. Why aren't these enlightened-by-the-gods know-it-alls as profitable
> as these obviously ignorant companies?
Because profitability has *nothing* to do with code quality, and
everything to do with marketing. MS, in particular, has done an
excellent job of divorcing code quality from their bottom line by
shuffling the bulk of the support work off to other companies:
hardware vendors who bundle MS software, system integrators, and
customers friends and family being very high on the list.
That they felt the need to do this speaks volumes about their code
Mike Meyer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.