The old code is a mess, Please let me rewrite it from scratch!

by Abhishek

For a programmer what is the most dreaded thing on earth?

To work on somebody else's code! 

I am sure all programmers would agree with me. It is very hard to work on somebody else's code and you always think you can do a much better job if given a choice to write the code from scratch.

But it seems YOU ARE WRONG! Why? Well to say it in one line…

"It’s harder to read code than to write it."

Read below article from Joel Spolsky to understand what I am talking about