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Does Quality Software Code Really Matter?

Sep 14, 2009, 18:04 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Trey was expressing his displeasure with this decision, stating that if his code worked, then why should anyone care about what is under the hood?

"This conversation took place a few years ago, but it still sticks in my memory because I'm a stickler for following standards and for well documented code. Having inherited poorly written code, I can empathize with the programmers who have to deal with crappy legacy code.

"And guess what, even if it works, it can still be crappy. That's because if something changes in the environment to cause that code to stop working or there are enhancements needed, some poor sap will have to figure out what planet the initial coder was on."

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