@bthall There's a fairly senior guy in my field who did something like this with some of his early (and very influential) work, and it was quite refreshing. The difference was that he'd learned how to do things better in the intervening years.

A quirk of the UK system is that I've had the luxury to satisfy that perfectionist streak a bit more than US colleagues pushing for tenure, and even then there are some papers where I would have done some stuff differently with what I now know.

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