[SIGCIS-Members] Origins of "clean" code

Marc Weber marc at webhistory.org
Sat Sep 4 13:36:20 PDT 2021


Then there’s “spaghetti” code. The meaning is clear but somebody had fun coming up with that one. 
Best, Marc


> On Sep 4, 2021, at 02:45, Cliff Jones <cliff.jones at newcastle.ac.uk> wrote:
> 
> Going way back, I remember chatting to Harlan Mills (who went on to pioneer “clean room” with Baker in IBM’s FSD) suggesting that there should be a picture gallery with good pieces of code hung in frames - I can’t remember for sure whether the adjective he used on that occasion was actually “good” and I have no evidence that he ever implemented the idea
> 
> cliff
> 
>> On 2021-09-04, at 07:02, mariann unterluggauer <mariann at nomatic.org> wrote:
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>> hi,
>> i once was interested in the same question.
>> clean and dirty, readable code, etc.pp.
>> so i asked the programmers.
>> i mean you still can do so.
>> their profession is not that old so many are still around to ask.
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