I came across this must-read article. I was a maintenance programmer for 29 years and I've come across many of the deadly sins that he discusses and maybe even one or two that he does not. How to Write Unmaintainable Code by Roedy Green.
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Yeah, definitely a must-read! It makes you laugh and cry. There are things in there that just sound so outrageous and deliberately vicious against the maintainers. And it makes you laugh until you realize that you've seen exact examples of that in real-life production code.... and it really turns bitter …
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