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Re: (OT) Rewriting, from scratch, a huge code base

by Sifmole (Chaplain)
on Sep 28, 2001 at 22:23 UTC ( #115467=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (OT) Rewriting, from scratch, a huge code base


Often times extremely large, complicated code bases don't start out that way. They "organically" grow to such nauseating behemoths over time and change requests. That said the one thing I would make sure I had an absolute grasp of before I began to rewrite the application is What is it supposed to do?.

Since you have nobody around, and apparently little to no useable documentation, you run the risk of the documented requirements not being synchronized with the final requirements that the existing code attempted to satisfy.

Just because I have been bitten by this type of thing once...

Just my 2 cents worth (and that is probably all it is worth)

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