Re: [ldapext] A more radical approach to 2307

Jordan Brown <Jordan.Brown@oracle.com> Sat, 05 December 2015 00:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ldapext] A more radical approach to 2307
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On 12/4/2015 2:39 PM, Bannister, Mark wrote:
> [ start from scratch, vs incrementally improve ]

Both answers are right, and both answers are wrong.

It's wrong to throw away an architecture when it largely works, just needs a 
little tweaking, and where a replacement would be essentially the same.

It's also wrong to slavishly preserve a legacy architecture when it's clearly 
flawed and a replacement could be better and cleaner.

Both errors happen all the time.

I tend to think that what we have here is a mix of the two.