in reply to Re^4: Production Environments and "Foreign" Code
in thread Production Environments and "Foreign" Code

True enough.

I'm just in the trouble spot of turning such a legacy system into state of the art object oriented system, so that we can finally get rid of our prehistoric database layout.
This system has been in use for over 5 years now and been maintained (or rather mutilated) by programmers with very varying degrees of sophistication.

So I'm very aware of having to rely on existing bugs :-(