I was reading
The Codeless Code: Case 41 Garbage
(link via Lobsters)
and my initial thought was that the head monk might not have much experience with source control.
I know I only first started using source control back in 2000
and not to control multiple versions but to allow an easy method to update the code from a remote location.
Before the use of source control,
I found myself commenting out code to keep it “just in case.”
I no longer keep commented out code
(erm … um …
okay, I should probably just remove the code and convert the information into a real comment)
but the thought did strike me that,
okay, I remove the code but I have to remember the code existed at one point.
Or a maintainer will have to be cognizant enough to search the history looking for deleted code that could be useful.
There's very little indication of code that's been removed.
Just a thought.
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