[Baypiggies] useful article regarding extending existing software

Stephen McInerney spmcinerney at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 28 11:58:15 CEST 2010

True. In the spirit of CRAP, there are still companies out there using
legacy Python 1.x code, most of which can never be ported.
Maybe we need a tool which, among other things, calculates the CRAP index.
You know a language is getting mature when reengineering starts becoming a headache.


> Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 01:40:43 -0700
> From: jjinux at gmail.com
> To: jim at well.com
> CC: baypiggies at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Baypiggies] useful article regarding extending existing	software
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 10:45 AM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> > http://www.embeddedtechmag.com/component/content/article/7542
> >
> >   Software Of Unknown Pedigree is legacy software
> > the design of which is not easily determined. this
> > article explores the problem facing those who are
> > charged with coding improvements (new features,
> > performance...) to such legacy code.
> I think that article is very helpful for dealing with SOUP (Software
> Of Unknown Pedigree) code, but I'm not at all convinced it's suitable
> for dealing with CRAP (Cantankerous and Really Asinine Python) code ;)
> -jj
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