View Full Version : A question to old programmer?

03-17-2002, 04:27 PM
Do you generally keep the source code for every project you have done? I often find myself thinking of how I could improve previous projects, but I have either accidentally deleted the source or somehow lost it. Do you generally just save everything or do you find no future use on some of the things you do? I know this sounds kind of stupid...

03-17-2002, 07:07 PM
I backup my stuff constantly. So I pretty much can't help but have multiple copies of the same thing somewhere. If I didn't Id probably still keep all of my source code of any project ive ever done.

03-17-2002, 07:22 PM
General code that is easy to do or can be remembered easily for maintenance down the road I won't keep. I'll keep code that was difficult to write so that I can liberally comment it for future use if I end up maintaining my own code ( this saves lots of time studying the source ). Libraries and generic code I'll always keep because they can be used easily with anything else, thus keeping me from wasting time working when I could be here feeding my addiction.


03-17-2002, 07:55 PM
I save all programs I have ever written... unless the platform is totally obsolete.. I figure I can always either go back to something I did that was nifty or maybe improve on something at a later date..

03-18-2002, 12:02 PM
At work and at home I'm using a version control system in which projects are stored. This prevents from having multiple copies and gives a good overview of the things that are done and must be done. Just one of the advantages of using such system.

03-18-2002, 12:09 PM
I didn't backup any of my projects.

Which sucks majorly because I am locked out of my computer until I can remember the password...

03-18-2002, 12:55 PM
smart move...... ::rolls eyes at ▀ and pokes with stick::

03-18-2002, 01:28 PM
Shut up, ober, I know where you live.

03-18-2002, 01:45 PM
Keep the source for anything you will be expected to support later. You will be happy you did ;)

03-18-2002, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by Brian
Shut up, ober, I know where you live.

Do you tho? And just where is that?

03-18-2002, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by ober5861

Do you tho? And just where is that?

Now that would be telling :)

03-18-2002, 02:00 PM
I horde, especially electronically. I have everything (that hasn't been accidentally wiped out) I've ever done since the 80s, often with multiple copies. Sometimes it is fun to go back with them... Stuff I have current interest in is very organized and easy to get through though, that is a must.


03-19-2002, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by Brian

Now that would be telling :)

no... that would be calling your bluff.. I'll give you ten guesses to get within 30 miles of my house...

03-19-2002, 11:57 AM
America...that's within 30 miles of your house.


03-19-2002, 12:02 PM
cheating bastard.... :mad: