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It depends on what you mean by shit code.

Is code that was written on time and on budget - but has a few hacks in it shit?

Is code that is beautiful and easily maintainable, but was £1m and six months over budget not shit?




Shit code is the third option: Code which was late, over budget and completely unfit for purpose, requiring an army of temp workers to process everything manually while another team come in and spend months on a death march trying to fix it, while the business is hemorrhaging money via lawsuits from pissed off clients with violated contracts.




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