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Too bad you can't share everything

Posted 24 December 2015 - 04:34 AM

There has also been two nightmares for systems.
Global messages defined using compiler-specific extensions, and very messy code most of which was undocumented - Even the code was uncommented for the most part. There were some documents, but most of them were obsolete, so they basically carried misinformation. And "clever tricks" were extensively used.
That code we had to maintain - fix bugs and add functionality.
Out team's share of it was about 200 000 lines of code (6 subgroups with 2 - 3 coders in each subgroup).

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 02:05 AM

My current boss is very adept at doing this sort of thing.

Most galling part is he insists that comments are "for the weak" (completely seriously) and so refuses to comment anything. Suffice to say we're now working with a single 15,000 line dll that contains precisely one class (helpfully called Class1) to handle every reusable function we use. Number of comments in said dll? Zero.

It's almost daily I'll be told "there's code in Class1 to handle X, just dig it out".

From 15,000 lines of code.

With no comments.

When you don't know what the function is even called.

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