Wed Oct 9 13:25:22 EST 2013

Trivia Quiz

I'm thinking of an environment that:

  • Is written in a horrible mashup of several languages.
  • Tests for "features, not platforms" as best practice (this one's actually a good idea)
  • The few people that truly understand it think it's actually okay.
  • Everyone else thinks it a rotten stinking heap that became entrenched because it was in the right place at the right (wrong?) time.
  • Works around a plethora of vendor incompatibilities in basic functionality that's meant to be part of a so-called "standard".

Am I thinking about web development or the GNU Autotools?

Posted by Jack Kelly | Permanent link | File under: coding