How To Write Unmaintainable Code
Dec 11, 2010, 15:03 (8 Talkback[s])
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"In the interests of creating employment opportunities in the
Java programming field, I am passing on these tips from the masters
on how to write code that is so difficult to maintain, that the
people who come after you will take years to make even the simplest
changes. Further, if you follow all these rules religiously, you
will even guarantee yourself a lifetime of employment, since no one
but you has a hope in hell of maintaining the code. Then again, if
you followed all these rules religiously, even you wouldn't be able
to maintain the code!
"You don't want to overdo this. Your code should not look
hopelessly unmaintainable, just be that way."
An oldie but goodie --ed.