Re: tempus fugit

watmath!looking!brad (Brad Templeton)
Wed Mar 30 13:09:49 1988

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Date: Wed Mar 30 13:09:49 1988
From: watmath!looking!brad (Brad Templeton)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
In-Reply-To: <931@ima.ISC.COM>
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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