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No.167 : Anonymous [2014-10-07 00:04] [SNAP]
>five years ago
>working for document management company
>tech lead had 10 years experience
>in VB3
>designing new platform from scratch
>document entity had user added key/value pairs
>stored as a public array
>every time a key/value was to be added, there was a copy-pasted snippet like that
>every time a key was to be looked up, there was a for loop doing linear search
>always duplicated, never as a method on the entity or even in the classes that used it most
>I eventually replaced it with a hash table and proper encapsulation.
>cleaned up over 500 such fucking loops
>quit within the year
>was not soon enough

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