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Discussion on: Three Tips for Working with Legacy Code

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Paweł Kowalski • Edited

When coming into a legacy codebase we are going to have a set of pre-existing opinions. We are often going to want to start changing a bunch of things to match the way we work. This is OK, but in moderation and with a lot of precaution.

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Temptation to rewrite everything is strong. But there are no guarantees that after rewrite, it will be better. It will be different, objectively, and better in eyes of the author.

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