re: Do you recognize your code 6 months later? VIEW POST


I generally recognize my code but often think, "Wow, what was I thinking?"

As I get older I also find myself frequently thinking, "Dang, my code could use [random feature], I'm gonna start designing it" and then just as I start writing code to do it I discover... I already did that months ago. And documented it fully.


Ah yes, the classic redundant rewrite. I believe I've done that a few times as well. I think it speaks towards making sure your refactoring is fully complete, which involves removing the original code you were replacing -- ensuring it is never seen again.


Not even a rewrite, but attempting to write something the first time before realizing I'd already done it. :) Apparently past-me is very good at predicting present-me's needs.

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