The reason that they think the old code is a mess is because of a cardinal, fundamental law of programming:
It’s harder to read code than to write it.
The idea that new code is better than old is patently absurd
In Spain, I saw that girls and boys were the same. There was no difference. Girls went everywhere that boys went, even at night. They did everything boys do. I thought this was very good. I want to feel free like the boys.
The secret is to focus on making whatever it is you’re trying to improve better today than it was yesterday.
You should write because writing makes you a better person.
A discussion on collecting questions and answers… A lovely comic!
When others seem to be enjoying life, the black dog stands in the way for a lot of people. If you’re wondering WTF I’m talking about, watch the video. And if you recognize any of this, maybe it’s time to think about taking some steps to look after yourself.