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


I definitely don't remember what I did or why after 6 months. Even longer, and I might forget I wrote it at all. Once I wrote a small tool, only to discover I'd already written it about a year before and forgot about it!


I once searched my hard drive for hours looking for a tool I believed I once wrote. Then I gave up, and just started writing it again. Once I saw the code, I realized what name it might have, then searched, and found the original tool.


When I compared my duplicate tool to the original, it was eerie how similar it was. Right down to using 90% the same variable names. Really made me think about my consistency as a person over time.

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