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This is an old revision of RefactoringIsProblematic made by MorganAdmin on 2006-12-13 13:46:20.


Refactoring isn't a neutral task. Try refactoring the following passage, and become aware of where you're making problematic choices.


There is singularly nothing that makes a difference a difference in beginning and in the middle and in ending expect that each generation has something different at which they are all looking. By this I mean so simply that anybody knows it that composition is the difference which makes each and all of them then different from other generations and this is what makes everything different otherwise they are all alike and everybody knows it because everybody says it.
It is very likely that nearly every one has been very nearly certain that something that is interesting is interesting them. Can they and do they. It is very interesting that nothing inside in them, that is when you consider the very long history of how every one ever acted or has felt, it is very interesting that nothing inside in them in all of them makes it connectedly different. By this I mean this. The only thing that is different from one time to another is what is seen depends upon how everybody is doing everything. This makes the thing we are looking at very different and this makes what those who describe it make of it, it makes a composition, it confuses, it shows, it is, it looks, it likes it as it is, and this makes what is seen as it is seen. Nothing changes from generation to generation except the thing seen and that makes a composition.
Gertrude Stein, "Composition as Explanation," 1926.

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