|How to auto-parallelize a binary code? firstname.lastname@example.org (yunzhi) (2009-06-05)|
|Re: How to auto-parallelize a binary code? email@example.com (Louis Krupp) (2009-06-06)|
|Re: How to auto-parallelize a binary code? firstname.lastname@example.org (2009-06-07)|
|Re: How to auto-parallelize a binary code? email@example.com (Jeremy Wright) (2009-06-08)|
|Re: How to auto-parallelize a binary code? firstname.lastname@example.org (George Neuner) (2009-06-08)|
|Re: How to auto-parallelize a binary code? email@example.com (cr88192) (2009-06-12)|
|From:||Jeremy Wright <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 8 Jun 2009 08:33:17 +0000 (UTC)|
|Posted-Date:||08 Jun 2009 04:57:33 EDT|
Developing Louis' theme, I would contact every ex-employee who ever
worked on this application (I assume you have already tried all the
current employees). They may have an old backup tape they kept at
home in case the office building burned down. They may know of backups
on decomissioned servers that are probably sitting quietly in a corner
of your office somewhere.
Even an out of date copy will give you a huge head start.
> Start rewriting the application *now*. Without the source code, all
> it takes is one change of computer architecture or one incompatible OS
> upgrade, and you won't be able to run your app at all. Don't wait
> until this is about to happen; do the rewrite while you still have
> plenty of time to compare results with the old version and make sure
> you've got it right.
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