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re: Nice article David. This is a great, under represented topic that has bigger consequences than most developers realize as it can lead to failed pr...

John, I'm sorry. I do not agree that the process should be write nasty code then clean it up. The problem is that the second step probably won't occur - leaving nasty code.

It is far better to insist that clean, understandable code be written in the first place. I bemoan the fact that today we employ entry level programmers to design and implement new code. In the past, we employed new programmer as maintenance programmers who leaned the hard way that poorly written code was to be avoided.

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