[SIGCIS-Members] Origins of "clean" code

Cliff Jones cliff.jones at newcastle.ac.uk
Sat Sep 4 02:45:01 PDT 2021

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


> 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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