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Is it bad to have an “Obsessive Refactoring Disorder”?

I was reading this question and realized that could almost be me. I am fairly OCD about refactoring someone else's code when I see that I can improve it. For example, if the code contains duplicate ...
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How to handle coworker with “obsessive refactoring disorder”

My coworker (who is very clever, but with severly limited inter-personal skills), keeps refactoring my code even when it is work in progress and assigned to me as a task. Whereas I fully subscribed to ...