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Are design patterns worth it?by FoxtrotUniform (Prior)
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FoxtrotUniform has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
In a moment of honest self-reflection, I realized that most of the software I've worked on over my past year and a half of employment fits the Big Ball of Mud pattern. Much of my code started off as either a throwaway or a prototype, which I never quite had the time to rewrite later. Some of it (the minority, I think) is a maintenance minefield.
That said, some of it's fairly good, well-documented, loosely coupled, easy to maintain code.
Should I be concerned that my code doesn't fit the Gang
of Four's vision of architectural sophistication? Are
design patterns all they're reported to be, or even close?
None of these programs
Am I admitting that I have a problem, or just being paranoid? What experiences have you had?