Discussion on: The Demise of Reuse

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Phạm Trình

I'm working with a more-than-ten-years-old product, and I think I should say that I totally agree to "Nobody will want to own this code".

Imagine that the code was written by a developer, who just left the company for years, will you volunteer to own that code? Especially, the code is big and so messy, but it's shared across components and quite stable.

If you're my customer, would you like to wait and pay me for refactoring the code that was stable for years?

These questions are not easy to answer man :)