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Re: Value of "RE"-coding for the newbie

by gmax (Abbot)
on Sep 02, 2002 at 09:45 UTC ( #194554=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Value of "RE"-coding for the newbie

I have recoded sometimes, for very small projects, or for small portions of a larger project. It is a refreshing experience, which can lead to improvements. However, for large applications, I would rather follow Joel Spolsky's advice about reading code and rewriting software.
Summarizing: rewriting code is hard, because programmers have trouble reading code. Once you know how to read, you can face a rewriting task with more confidence.

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