in reply to Consideration for others code
Sometimes it is easier to push the bad aside and do the whole task from scratch. Then you have "new improved". The problem is that it must be "improved", being "new" doesn't make it better. Unfortunately many projects fall into the "it's new" catagory, when the old was very adequate for the task at hand. Think: an old (manual) typewriter with carbon paper at a remote location without power works quite well for a page or so a week.