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GeneralRe: Isn't it fun when you write something and look back months later and wonder how you did it? Pin
trønderen17-Sep-20 7:53
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dandy7217-Sep-20 7:57
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Jörgen Andersson17-Sep-20 8:37
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  Forogar  17-Sep-20 8:58
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honey the codewitch17-Sep-20 10:09
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BryanFazekas18-Sep-20 3:57
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dandy7218-Sep-20 5:33
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  Forogar  17-Sep-20 8:24
professional  Forogar  17-Sep-20 8:24 
I've done this two or three times. I've written something over the course of a few months and been so in the groove by the end that I produced prodigious amounts of amazingly complex code to perform miracles of processing. Then I look at it year later and wonder who wrote this? Me? I can't do that! ....but apparently I did.

I wrote an expert system, in FORTRAN, that was still being used, unchanged, over twenty years later. Apparently someone had ported it from one mainframe to another but hadn't changed it in any basic way; they also said they weren't entirely sure how it worked, it just did.

I am currently looking at some code that I have ported from one platform to another three times since I first wrote the basic system in 1992. I started in Rexx on an IBM mainframe, then ported it to C on a PC, then to C++ as a web-hosted application communicated with via email, then to C# as a heavily interactive web-page. I am now making it a hybrid web/desktop for performance reasons but a lot of the innards (in a DLL) are a mystery to me now! Mostly I am changing and expanding the user interface to it.

There are a couple of other complex projects I have done that I probably would have no idea how I to even start on them now. Wink | ;-)

Motivation helps.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.

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