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David Haile

This article brings up one of my Pet Peeves - inheriting or resurrecting projects that have very poor coding style and confusing or non-existent naming conventions. I quit one job because of it, and have completely reorganized a project in the 2nd job. At some point you just have to come to terms with either making wholesale changes to make it readable or abandoning the project because it can never be maintained. If a the sourcecode doesn't have a good, solid style and use understandable naming conventions, the code is crap, full of bugs, and a maintenance nightmare. Always!