If something is working and you don't know exactly whats under the hood then
you are wasting your time in trying to re-invent your own wheel and waste
your time and resources to modify something that isn't needed to be touched.
Good programmers make good use of their time as well. We need to keep in
check with new technology, learn new trends and also master our weakness. If
we keep changing this or that or moving that or this then oh well...there
goes 1 day worth of work to figure stuff out.

Just my take on this. If you think different, then no problems.


On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 10:23 AM, Paul M Foster <pa...@quillandmouse.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 02:35:33AM -0500, David Hutto wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 2:29 AM, Ravi Gehlot <r...@ravigehlot.net>
> wrote:
> > > Why mess with something that is already working? If you are trying to
> make
> > > it pretty then you are not solving a problem. You are creating one.
> >
> >
> > Define working. I've had programs 'work', but more experienced would
> > say it's flawed in some respect. Does it perform the immediate task?
> >
> > Now define pretty. Is it aesthetically pleasing to you, or to someone
> > else with less, or maybe more experience.
> >
> > By defining the two above, you then define whether it's a problem. To
> > you, or to them, or to the original designer?
> Beware of "more experienced" programmers. I recently talked to an
> ex-boss of mine who had a programmer flake out on him. One of his
> customers threatened to take this flaky code to another company and get
> their opinion about whether it was good code or not. My ex-boss
> explained that, of course, they'd shoot it down. Because that's what
> programmers do-- they complain about other programmers' code. I'd never
> heard that idea expressed aloud. But when I thought about it, I realized
> it was true. Hell, look at the content of this list. ;-}
> Paul
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