For me, it was agreeing to maintain a PHP application, then discovering that the 200+ base files were almost exact copy-paste duplicates of each other with some minor differences, and "version control" was copying a file with a name like page1.php... or pageA.php, or page1X.php, or old_page1A_x2.php, or... 😱
Also, most of these files were just stacks of includes of other "versioned" files.
Sounds like you were hired in hell.... How long did you last there?
Thankfully it was a freelance gig, but I maintained it for 2 years. I was always filled with dread whenever I got a feature request for this app.
Gosh 2 years😱😱 that's terrifying
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