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Re: Re: Perlmonk's "best pratices" in the real world

by schweini (Friar)
on Nov 13, 2003 at 10:55 UTC ( #306760=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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someone will say that he would rather rewrite it than fix all those bugs.
which is exactly what i have been doing :)

and as i tried to aknowledge: it IS suboptimal not to use every trick in the book, and i sure as hell am not advocating really sloppy programming practices, but how much sloppyness is acceptable, on the long run?
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Re: Re: Re: Perlmonk's "best pratices" in the real world
by IlyaM (Parson) on Nov 13, 2003 at 12:37 UTC
    but how much sloppyness is acceptable, on the long run?

    In long run no sloppyness is acceptable at all. Quick dirty solutions work only in short time. If the solution is to stay then for your own sanity rewrite/refactor it so it has no sloppyness you know about left. I learned this lesson hard way - not doing so hit myself so many times. If you allow yourself not to cleanup and refactor your code continuously you always end up with Big Ball of Mud which costs (in terms of time/money) way more to maintain.

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