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in thread My greatest coding sin is:

the second time around you've a clearer picture of what you need to achieve.

Undoubtedly. There's also the added benefit that you are coding to the spec as it stands now rather than to a bunch of feature-creeping incremental changes.

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Re^3: My greatest coding sin is:
by Ratazong (Monsignor) on Jan 06, 2016 at 09:52 UTC

    Indeed. Which reminds me of one of my all-time-favourite software-development related quotes:

    Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen. (Edward Berard)

      Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.

      Oh, Let it Go...