Reusable software? Just don't write generic code

It may be the holy grail of programming: writing reusable code. Not getting stuck by inventing the wheel again and again, but moving forward and building on top of what has been done. Looking at what we do today, we still haven’t really figured this out. So you are writing a software library. You had a great idea for a simple, broadly applicable solution. You have cooked up a nice API and are happy with the result.
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