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Grimpak
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#21 - 2014-08-14 21:49:18 UTC
Aiwha wrote:
There's a reason we call it Spaghetti Code Online.


EVE is over a decade old and waaaaaaaaaay back in the day a few people didn't bother to properly document their ****. So that means that on test builds, CCP has to very carefully re-read and recode things so that the POS code does not become skynet and kill us all.



2 prime examples of "ye olde code" on EVE:

1st - the nebulae you see on missions? the one that kills your framerate? programmed by a guy on the beginning of times and nobody wants to touch it nowadays. It be old.

2nd - few years back, the boot.ini issue.

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Hicksimus
Torgue
#22 - 2014-08-14 22:26:05 UTC
Grimpak wrote:

2nd - few years back, the boot.ini issue.



I don't always forget to specify a path but when I do I delete boot.ini.

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Jandice Ymladris
Aurora Arcology
#23 - 2014-08-15 02:19:20 UTC
Aiwha wrote:
There's a reason we call it Spaghetti Code Online.


EVE is over a decade old and waaaaaaaaaay back in the day a few people didn't bother to properly document their ****. So that means that on test builds, CCP has to very carefully re-read and recode things so that the POS code does not become skynet and kill us all.


Ask any oldtimer who runs a POS.

When a patch/expansion rolls by that even slightly hints at POS related changes, send in some new recruit to check on your POS, it might have gone skynet.
Quite some stories from past happenings where ships (even capital ships) have gone lost, due to POS turning their defenses on blues (or even your own corp/alliance friends!)

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Xuixien
Solar Winds Security Solutions
#24 - 2014-08-15 05:01:14 UTC
Hey, this isn't a thread about EVE Online, this is a thread about EVE Online's code.

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Velicitia
XS Tech
#25 - 2014-08-15 11:09:42 UTC
Jandice Ymladris wrote:
When a patch/expansion rolls by that even slightly hints at POS related changes, send in some new recruit to check on your POS, it might have gone skynet.



Hell, that's a good idea to do before any jump to a POS.

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Mythrandier
Solace Corp
#26 - 2014-08-15 11:39:36 UTC
Aiwha wrote:
There's a reason we call it Spaghetti Code Online.


EVE is over a decade old and waaaaaaaaaay back in the day a few people didn't bother to properly document their ****. So that means that on test builds, CCP has to very carefully re-read and recode things so that the POS code does not become skynet and kill us all.


02:14 eastern standard time, 29th of August.

So in about 2 weeks then.

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