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professional programmers, do you spend more time writing or modifying code

This is a discussion on professional programmers, do you spend more time writing or modifying code within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I was just curious what some of the professional coders on this board do more: write code from scratch, or ...

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    professional programmers, do you spend more time writing or modifying code

    I was just curious what some of the professional coders on this board do more: write code from scratch, or modify code.

    I personally heard most programmers modify code more, but I was just wondering what this board has to say.

    Any insight would help!

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    this one isn't even hard for me...

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    modify.
    especially if it's a windows app, it's easy to keep a skeleton on hand and just add or remove stuff.
    I made a serious of dos apps for work this summer. They were supposed to search for part numbers in files. They were tailored to each employee and their machine. I (finally) got a bug free version, of which i just changed bits and peices for 50 diff programs.
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    Modify, most of the time Damn, my creativity is lost in my job

    The only programs I get to write completely are probably no more than 200 lines, and are "quick fixes" to suit specific purposes.
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    At least 75% of work is code maintenance mostly written by people who didnt know what a comment was!
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    ive written everything ive done, ive never modified anyone elses code, but of course when your programming your constantly modifying your own code.

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    I'd just like to point something out
    professional programmers, do you spend more time writing or modifying code?

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    >>professional

    i was paid to write dos apps in the summer for the company i work for.
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    professional
    i make money for programming...

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    so like i said, i write all my code.

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    I spend more time looking at porn.

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    >>looking at porn

    another tell tale trait of programmers
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    some of us actually get laid you know....

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    I spend about
    50% modifying.
    25% rewriting.
    25% writing completely new code.

    My biggest weakness is for rewriting. Always seems like there's a 'better way'.



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    Originally posted by Cgawd
    i make money for programming...



    so like i said, i write all my code.
    I sold "Hello World" to a hobo for a quarter. I guess i'm a professional programmer now.

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    ide say professionals make more then $0.25, but its ur call where u draw the line

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