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Basildon Coder » Blog Archive » The P.G. Wodehouse Method Of Refactoring

By , April 6, 2008 5:24 pm

Basildon Coder » Blog Archive » The P.G. Wodehouse Method Of Refactoring
I am much given to ruminating on refactoring at the moment, as one of my current projects is a major overhaul of a fairly large (>31,000 lines) application which has exactly the kind of dotted history any experienced developer has learned to fear – written by many different people, including short-term contractors, at a time in the company’s life when first-mover advantage was significantly more important than coding best-practice, and without any consistent steer on the subjects of structure, coding conventions, unit tests, and so on.

In other words, here be dragons.

Interesting method of cleaning code and viewing the progress. I certainly don’t envy him the job!

I’ve always liked P.G. Wodehouse’s work, and this is an interesting look into a current day use of his method of deciding when a page was finished. Cool! 😎

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