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Too Lazy To Refactor?

by Rachel Davies, 17 January 2013 | The Agile Blogosphere

This post is from Agile Coaching by Rachel Davies. Click here to see the original post in full.

Larry Wall wrote in Programming Perl "We will encourage you to develop the three great virtues of a programmer: laziness, impatience, and hubris." Laziness is defined as the quality that makes you go to great effort to reduce overall energy expenditure. It makes you write labor-saving programs that other people will find useful, and document what you wrote so you don't have to answer so many questions about it. You don't have to work with a team for long to hear developers moan about the terrible legacy code they have to live with every day. Programmers clearly don't like to......

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