[Ffmpeg-devel] compiler warnings

Måns Rullgård mru
Thu Mar 30 23:37:29 CEST 2006

Roman Shaposhnick <rvs at sun.com> writes:

> On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 10:15:35AM +0100, Mans Rullgard wrote:
>> The proper way to run a company is not to have the employees write code
>> that any fool can "understand", but to hire competent programmers that
>> can both read and write good code.  Promoting good programmers to managers
>> is also a bad idea, which unfortunately many companies have failed to
>> understand.
>   Of course it is the right way to run the company, but from a
>   developer's point of view (have geeks conquered the earth
>   already?). The first thing a hypothetical PHB has to worry about
>   is what is he going to do when that bunch of "competent
>   programmers that can both read and write good code" he's just
>   hired leaves for Google.

Easy: make the company as attractive to work for as Google.

The quality of the code will only be as good as the quality of the
worst coders.  Some companies/managers have understood this, and offer
good enough salaries to attract competent programmers.  Others hire
whatever they can get for as low salaries as possible.  These latter
ones usually end up in the corporate dustbin after a few years, unless
they manage to hire a few really good marketing persons (or get lucky
with an IBM deal).

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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