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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by mary.poppins (3530) on 2005.07.25 21:45 (#42152) Homepage Journal
    I had this exact same conversation with a coworker just a couple weeks ago. I was reviewing some changes, which included -- yes -- commenting out code.

    His argument was that the commented-out code, for a feature we were removing, would probably be needed again soon. He was expecting the feature to be re-added again. I pointed out that:

        1) Predicting the future is hard, and every time you're wrong you just clutter up the code
        2) The old code still existed in the old versions in CVS

    I thought I had convinced him, but the moment I left his cubicle he lost courage and changed his mind. Gah!