Basing your opinion on refactored code isn't quite realistic
Given that it was incomprehensible at one point, I rest my case.
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
It is fine...
Resting your case is fine. Just understand it is something to come *from incomprehensible" code to code that works the same and is comprehensible.
Again, the orders of magnitude thing... you have more magnitude.
Cheers and thanks for your words and efforts.
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