Anyone hiring at the moment?

David Cantrell david at
Tue Sep 22 00:39:11 BST 2009

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 09:07:34AM -0700, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 8:52 AM, Steve Mynott <steve at> wrote:
> > This seems to be a basic logical flaw in many migration plans.
> > If you want to migrate from language A to B because you think
> > it's easier to get programmers in B then you will end trying
> > to hire programmers with skills in languages A *and* B when
> > you failed to get people with just A.
> In fairness you generally only need people that can *read* the
> original language. Porting is generally much easier than creating from
> scratch without no reference implementation.

That assumes you don't have to maintain the existing code-base while you
port to the Shiny! New! thing.

And to read at the sort of level that is required for comprehending a
large code base, you need people who can write too.

David Cantrell | Cake Smuggler Extraordinaire

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