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  • Ramon Leon
    ... syndrome, ... brain ... positions. I ... it, ... That s what I was getting at, consistent refactoring is sort of an obsession, I do it because it bothers
    Message 1 of 11 , May 6, 2005
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      >
      > Carlton,
      >
      > I am not trying to make light of OCD, which can be a crippling
      syndrome,
      > but
      > I can see the connection between OCD and really excellent refactoring.
      > Someone I know with OCD tendencies says there is a "tickle in the
      brain"
      > when, for example, the light switches are not in the "right"
      positions. I
      > have what seems like a similar feeling about duplication. Once I spot
      it,
      > my
      > code isn't right until I eliminate it.
      >
      > Kent Beck
      > Three Rivers Institute

      That's what I was getting at, consistent refactoring is sort of an
      obsession, I do it because it bothers me that the code isn't right.
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