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If any of this is applicable to your situation, you'll know what to do: A correction is made to your generic methods, but the code that created their own is still broke. You spend time teaching another new candidate that "all the code uses the generic method" but they have to fix the one that doesn't. Now you get to take more time to explain how to fix ...


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You'll want to read up on the term "technical debt". If time & resources permit, it is much better to do any code clean up immediately while the problem is fresh in your mind. Leaving clean up as a to-do item for others can turn into a very bad habit. These to-do items are rarely addressed, and after many years can lead to such a horrific mess that ...



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