There is what I used to know as 'Carmacks Law', but the Internet seems to have forgotten about it since the late 90's when I heard it, I must be getting old! I remember 'rewrite when you can, you will do a much better job the second time round without the baggage of old code', the nearest I can find is this:
"One of the reasons microcomputers progressed so fast is people are willing to accept crashes. It's faster to build something and try it, even if it means you'll have to rebuild later... If you spent too much time building and massaging one vehicle, you don't learn anything"
Thanks Phil! I like building software prototypes (even those that are thrown away) so I definitely relate to that quote, and Carmack is a legendary engineer :D
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