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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet (vincentsanders.blogspot.com)
11 points by JoshTriplett 101 days ago | hide | past | web | 1 comment | favorite

All large code bases smell.. and some of them reek. I've never once in my life encountered a consistent code base and I reckon that I'm not alone here. The only pleasant code is the one you wrote yourself.

Everything goes down the drain once you get dozens or even hundreds of people involved. Ask any dev at Microsoft, Apple, etc.. they all push crap code, but it somehow does the job... and in the end it doesn't really matter.

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