Writing by Peter Hilton

Legacy code

One programmer’s meat is another programmer’s poison - 28 November 2015 #programming

Legacy code is code that doesn’t have automated tests.

Legacy code is fear. Fear of the unknown.

Legacy code is lonely, disorienting and confusing.

Legacy code is code that is doing some real work.

Legacy code is life.

Legacy code is the devil. Legacy Code is evil incarnate.

Legacy code is intractable.

All code is legacy code. It just doesn’t know it yet.

Legacy code is code written by someone who left the team.

Legacy code is your inheritance.

Legacy code is what you call code you don’t like.

Legacy code is what you call code you didn’t write.

Legacy code is orphaned.

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