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Big Bang

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In case one is incapable to keep BackwardCompatibility one needs to perform a Big Bang rewrite. Some people believe that a Big Bang is the simplest solution in any situation (see my rant about Jersey). Let's quote one email I have seen recently:

Ad not blocking the project momentum: This should work as even if we
call it Big Bang it should not be Big Bang in the sense that all the
people would start working on it at once. That would be just a big mess.
We should start with relatively small team merging and later add people
who would make more and more modules work.

I see this as an inventive newspeak. The big means that something huge is about to happen. The bang means that it appears suddenly. It does not matter whether a small groups prepares the bang in isolation. In some sense that is almost necessary, otherwise the change would not be big.

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