Reply to post: Re: Alexa replies : There are only evil patent lawyers

'Alexa, find me a good patent lawyer' – Amazon sued for allegedly lifting tech of home assistant

Richard Jones 1
WTF?

Re: Alexa replies : There are only evil patent lawyers

Updating code within an application was something I did back in the 1980s, not content with passing variables to a subroutine through the call to that routine and thus modifying the results it could produce, I went one further and modified the routine because about >90% of the code was what was wanted but a subtle change in the code internals would allow a whole different process to run. This was with the 640k PC so code recycling/repurposing was 'valuable'. Extra fun came from some IBM folk getting upset at the thought of code being changed on the fly.

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