|tempus fugit megatest!djones@riacs.EDU (1988-03-29)|
|Re: tempus fugit watmath!looking!brad (1988-03-15)|
|Date:||Wed Mar 30 13:09:49 1988|
|From:||watmath!looking!brad (Brad Templeton)|
|Organization:||Looking Glass Software Ltd.|
3 man months to write a Pascal compiler? Well maybe that for
a talented programmer to write a *student* compiler, but the difference
between that and a tested, documented, somewhat extended real-work
compiler is immense.
Of course the difference in time between what's required to hack something
together and what's required to make a product is always more than people
think. That's why real products are always late.
So I would say a man-year, at least.
Brad Templeton, Looking Glass Software Ltd. - Waterloo, Ontario 519/884-7473
[From watmath!looking!brad (Brad Templeton)]
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