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Socoder -> Question of the Day -> QOTD: Refactoring

Posted : Saturday, 10 October 2009, 10:49
Phoenix
Do you take perfectly well-functioning code and change it to show no outward improvements at all, only implementation improvements? Is it worth the trouble?

I find that it's time-consuming and an escape from the stuff that really needs to be done, but I do it anyway. Because I like pretty code, and I tend to change my mind quite often about what qualifies as pretty code.
Posted : Saturday, 10 October 2009, 13:00
JL235
If it's pretty for pretties sake, then no I try to avoid it. But I will sometimes reimplement small sections in order to make my code more extensible and durable.

I also try to take the time to code it right the first time in order to avoid this kind of re-factoring in the future.

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Posted : Saturday, 10 October 2009, 15:26
Jayenkai
I don't often get a chance to go back to code, these days, but if I am retweaking code it'll be purely for functionality rather than making the code look good.
Most folk who've seen my code will testify to that!

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