Mar 12, 2011

Rewrite or not rewrite

When I first read Joel on "Things You Should Never Do", I thought that though he's mostly right, there are things that can be argued.. It was long ago and forgotten, until recently I've read "Why rewriting code can be startup suicide" article by Steve Blank and it reminded me of that matter. So here are my 2 cents.

In a perfectly designed world—one with no history—we would not have to suffer everything from hemorrhoids to cancer.
Neil Shubin