TCLP 2010-05-26 Inner Chapter: Legacy Code

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, a reminder there will be no news show this Sunday as I’ll be at Balticon. Also, a quick review of “Dreaming in Code“, by Scott Rosenberg.

Listener feedback this week is from Randal on the Dr. Who as a hacker and DeepGeek in response to my discussion of Danah Boyd’s essay on Facebook as a utility.

The hacker word of the week this week is featurectomy.

The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on the subject of legacy code.


Grab the detailed show notes with time offsets and additional links either as PDF or OPML. You can also grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive.

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One Reply to “TCLP 2010-05-26 Inner Chapter: Legacy Code”

  1. I tend to think of “legacy code” as honestly labelling a system that you have to support as technical debt and whilst true that you can often work with or around the system rather than rewriting it, its an acknowledgement that because of the systems age you are spending extra developer time doing this.

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