Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Respecting The Programmer

"lowest common denominator of quality"

You mean:

Thousands of lines of code with no comments? The only comments in the code are totally meaningless?

System Message: ERROR/3 (<string>, line 7)

Unexpected indentation.
/***/

System Message: WARNING/2 (<string>, line 8)

Block quote ends without a blank line; unexpected unindent.

"Well, I guess that means they made a change after that line." Integration between separate software that is completely undocumented? No documentation whatsoever? No naming conventions? No proper indentation or readable code? No ER diagrams?

Code that works, but is an unmaintainable heap of shit?

Sounds like the Indian outsourcing work I have seen so far.

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by Rob

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if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys!!!

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