Really need to get a "too far" alert (Too easy to fix just one figure flaw too many...)
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Sometime on Saturday (or was that Sunday) I fixed a minor problem. Just refactoring away, found a bit of code that shouldn't be there, refactored it, moved onto the next thing that needed refactoring. I was working on the UI code at the time (which doesn't have a useful set of unit tests) and kept fixing things for a number of hours before I realised (sometime during dinner on Monday) that I'd gone a significant step "too far" in the refactoring.
The annoying thing is that it's now "right", the design is more elegant, easier to maintain, and is the direction I want to go, but I don't have enough coding time to finish it and get it tested and ready for Jan 1st without pushing myself rather harder than I'd like.
Oh well, back to it.
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jeffk on 12/27/2006 1:33 p.m. #
Pilots have a term for it:<br />
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bingo <br />
* Bingo fuel, the point at which an aircraft has just enough fuel remaining to return to base<br />