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Unwritten rules of rewriting another team member's code
I don't think this is specifically mentioned in any of the [excellent] answers: even if existing code deserves a rewrite, if it works now, it is very likely a waste of time [money] to rewrite. I have learned that in many scenarios quick 'n dirty is the way to go. You're paid to write code, so you should be as efficient as possible. You don't need a well-designed framework for something that will only be run a few times. You don't want to take a week to do something that could have been done in a day using poor design practices. Many times managers prefer this approach.