Maybe not this particular example, but we all write repetitive wrappers and placeholders in code, all the stuff to get the values from the entry forms to make the filters for a report. I'd love to have a tool that wrote those kind of connectors.

DF is a VERY verbose language, and I'm sure there are thousands of methods that repeat all through the code base with only very minor variations. That code you wrote to convert BasicReports into VPF (or was it List&Label?) is very much in the same vein as this, they've just made it more generic.

Also way to many stories of people changing 'one liner' public libraries and breaking a million applications.