21Nov 2005 How To Write Unmaintainable Code by jere ⋅ 2 Comments How To Write Unmaintainable Code I’ve seen WAAY too much code exactly like this. Posted in: Jere's Soapbox, Tech Madness
Well at least you write about a variety of topics lol
Congratulations on a fun and funny essay,which is really helpful to those who wish to write computer programming code that is transparent and can be modified to meet changing needs in the future.
I have taught many subjects at various levels. I taught computer programming in Pascal language to advanced placement high school students in the 1980s, after teaching it to myself. Very interesting thought process involved in making a computer do what you want, and making the computer be interactive in a user-friendly way. I also taught “Logo” to “average” 6th graders.
In the Pascal course I always insisted that my students write comments throughout their programs to explain what a “procedure” was for, how the global variables were related to the local variables (although the order of variables in the procedure parameter list implicitly tells that anyway); put a comment header at the beginning of each new section of code to explain what tasks were being accomplished, etc.
I wonder what has become of the thousands of students who suffered my classes. I always had a hard time remembering their names, but can still see their faces and remember their personalities. Some wonderful memories as I eventually head off into the sunset.