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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · June
· · · · 23 (2 entries)

Friday Coding Hint · I’m sure you know the feel­ing; an innocent-seeming refac­tor­ing caus­es lit­tle waves of dis­tur­bance all over your sys­tem and all of a sud­den lots of your tests are fail­ing, and you can’t seem to to re­al­ly get a han­dle on it. So yes­ter­day af­ter a cou­ple of hours of hard slog­ging with no net gain, I threw up my hands in dis­gust and mowed the lawn. Halfway through it, I re­al­ized the refac­tor­ing was sub­tly wrong at the core, and when I came back in I made one lit­tle shift and was able to delete lots of special-case code and the tests passed. Prob­lem is, I hate mow­ing the lawn.
 
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