|Is there any code that is "widely accepted" as being "really great code"?|
I would like to use this in a research exercise.
The context is that many companies wish to "examine your code" as part of their recruitment process.
I believe that "examining code" is an extremely poor way of evaluating someone, and that the results of such assessments are extremely subjective and ultimately meaningless.
One of the most effective ways to prove this is to take some code that is widely regarded as being "really great code" and ask various people how they would rate the programmer based on that code. My prediction is that many people will assess this code to be of poor quality.
In an ideal world I'd like to find "generally accepted" "really great code" in a variety of languages, but even one example would be a starting point.
Specifically it would be good to find some of Bill Joy's original TCP/IP implementation code. This unfortunately will only be of limited value however as it's not going to be object oriented, and OO is something that all employers look for these days.
I'm looking for code that can be specifcally attributed to one individual programmer.
For example it would be good to identify code that is written purely by John Resig, or code that is written purely by James Gosling. I need to be able to attribute all of that code purely to one individual programmer.