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  • In the extreme, this is called a developmestuction environment [].

    It is the most horrible habit ever – the most horrible possible habit.

    Dare to delete, people! Does the code need to be there? Really? If it’s not absolutely necessary, why keep it? If you end up needing it, you can always go back through the revision history. (You’re not a dilettante and do have source control, right? Right?) At worst, leave a comment and mention the source control revision in which the deleted code can be

    • by rjbs (4671) on 2008.01.28 8:30 (#60588) Homepage Journal
      I once boasted that I had deleted more code at $JOB than I had written. I'm afraid that isn't quite true -- then or now -- but I like to think that I keep the ratio pretty close to 1.

      I love the feeling of deleting awful old code. It's like, I don't know, throwing away my meds for some horrible disease I've overcome.