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Windows "Windows XP was the last client version of Windows to include the Pinball game that had been part of Windows since Windows 95. There is apparently speculation that this was done for legal reasons. No, that's not why." I love these stories.
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HappyGod
Member since:
2005-10-19

I once had to maintain an old VB6 app, which had features such as a Sub that traversed 12 pages! If that wasn't enough the original dev used the same handful of (badly named) variables all the way through this epic subroutine for different purposes!

But back to the comment thing; this same dev would insist on adding a comment every third or fourth line, for no reason at all that I could fathom. Highlights included things like:

' Check this out Mike!!

' Processing ...


and my personal favourite:

' Say hello to my little friend!


He would also always (and I mean always) end every Function and Sub with:

'And done.


When I find him, there will be blood.

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

this same dev would insist on adding a comment every third or fourth line, for no reason at all that I could fathom.


My theory is that any "developer" who has unexplainable coding ticks must have suffered some kind of traumatic learning experience. These are people who develop rituals to ward off evil, not people who write code to solve problems.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Don't get me started in the quality of off-shore code.

One of my daily tasks in many projects is to improve said code to the quality expected by our customers.

So when the off-shore development time + mine adds up, it actually more expensive than having people doing on site to start with.

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