OT: Switch it off and back on ...

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Aug 9 08:27:51 EDT 2016

Matt Maier wrote:

 > I was reading about "crash only" programming a while ago. It like
 > using the "turn it off and back on again"approach as a part of normal
 > business. Since all of your systems need to be able to recover from a
 > crash anyway, why bother programming a graceful shutdown? Just set
 > them up so that they can pick up where they left off and crash them
 > if anything isn't running perfectly.



I like the simplicity of crash-only.  But I currently enjoy a 
below-industry-average support cost; I can't imagine how big of a 
multiple of that average my support costs would be if I rebooted the 
user's machine instead of providing a more graceful degradation.

Still, tempting....

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com

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