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Well, the 'best code you can' isn't an absolute -- it depends opn the resources available

Exactly; the best code that you can write, assuming infinite resources, is possibly (even probably) not the best code for limited resources.

Oh, and there's another thing -- interruptibility -- if you're trying to keep your head down on a development job, but you *also* have to do support, double or triple your schedule.

Lost focus costs time; at one job, I found that I was terribly unproductive, despite my best efforts, when I had a co-worker who cleared his throat, loudly and repeatedly, every five minutes. It wasn't really his fault, but it killed my ability to concentrate. Eventually, he was let go... I don't know if that was why...

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in thread what to do when you screw-up? by arcnon

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    [Corion]: perldigious: That seems to be more the export and likely it's the recipients of that export that like the titles changes
    [Corion]: ... "changed"
    [Corion]: I usually expect fixed header names, but am sometimes lenient in the order of columns. But changing the report titles often sounds to me as if you are not the sole consument of the export ;)
    [shmem]: perldigious: as always - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Ther must be a very compelling reason for changing column names in a database. Those are rare.
    [Corion]: If you have whitespace in the column names in the database, whap the DBAs ;)

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