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Comment Re:Aging? (Score 1) 145

It wouldn't be a problem if nothing changed, but as the posting pointed out new features are constantly being added and if those features weren't considered when the system was first designed they set up being kludges. When you're piling kludge on top of kludge for 50 years, it can get really bad. So bad that one day you have to reboot and it doesn't work and no one knows why.

Sometime you just have to refactor. You can still keep any code that still works well (usually because it was refactored more recently).

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