Good ways to overcomplicate your code and slow down development

Mark Wieder mwieder at
Tue Sep 19 13:25:05 EDT 2006


Monday, September 18, 2006, 3:15:21 PM, you wrote:

> I remember something Mark Weider pointed us to a year or so ago. It
> said something about resisting the impulse to "wipe it clean and start
> over from scratch." It mentioned typically there is a lot of smart

I don't remember the article, but I'm glad I could be of help. I find
that even when I do decide to toss things out and start from scratch I
still keep my old projects archived - there's always some little hack
in there that's too clever to get rid of. I just pulled out an
RGB-to-HTML color converter from a junked project, and it saved me
from having to rethink it from the ground up.

-Mark Wieder
 mwieder at

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