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[–]d3rr 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

100% agreed. People would rather rewrite than take the time to trace through complex systems.

[–]NatureRocket 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Agreed. But it also depends on how large the re-write is, and sometimes the old code isn't a mess, but is waaayyy to unnecessarily complex to want to read through.

A lot of times the most important part of reading someones code is knowing exactly what they were thinking, and at that point, it's garbage