Richard Bucker

forking code repos

Posted at — Sep 11, 2019

This is a short opinion piece. Stop forking projects unless you know you need long term support or you are concerned that there may be some sneaky code injections… The reality is that after 35 years of programming there is nothing worth keeping except for the code that is keeping the lights on. And whether you are a business owner or  CTO of a fortune 1 company the cost of maintaining old code is too high… better to hire a librarian and catalog the code. Forget the rest. If you are a SOHO then just delete it. You’ll either get paid to write it again, probably better or smaller, or just include a library where someone has done a better job than you.