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Repeat yourself, do more than one thing, and rewrite everything

This contrarian post comes by way of the aptly named programmingisterrible.com. It’s a bit ranty, but I rather enjoy the author’s tone:

If you ask a programmer for advice—a terrible idea—they might tell you something like the following: Don’t repeat yourself. Programs should do one thing and one thing well. Never rewrite your code from scratch, ever!

He’ll take you step-by-step through why he thinks these generally accepted principles are often mistakes.

Source: https://programmingisterrible.com/post/176657481103/repeat-yourself-do-more-than-one-thing-and


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