At the risk of sparking a language war--the iTunes control project is written in Python so it has a certain level of consistency to start with.
> When I want to solve a new-ish problem, I can't imagine grabbing some barely working cowdung from some guy's github repo.
One developer's cowdung is another developer's works-for-me code. :)
For me part of the standard development process is the "literature review" which consists of finding all the prior art (polished or not) and evaluating it. I'd much rather someone uploaded their code in any state than not at all. YMMV. :)