Thanks for this post. It reminded me of why I rewrote lots of this code on this project in the first place - tons of for loops that could have been skipped by setting some variable to the length of an array, HTML forms that required parsing the input names instead of grouping them together in an array, and so forth. Refactoring is my strong point in coding (well, at least that's what I think). This code had maybe never been refactored and was a huge mess of spaghetti.
Perhaps I should organize a meeting sometime to discuss refactoring and why it might be a good thing. Man, the more I read everyone's comments, the more I realize what a mess my group is in - no tests, no real organization, no code reviews...
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