Saturday, 25 February 2012
Just when you thought it was safe to come out!
Finally managed to get a day to review where we are with things - Roy has been doing a great job unpicking the code.
We have 12,000 lines of uncommented VB code (that means none... nada.... zip comments!) on top of that, the code is littered with numerous IF THEN's none of then coded with indents making it a nightmare to follow what is going on. Then you have data items that are renamed and renamed again from routine to routine........arghh!
The convolution is worse that imagined - as illustrated below in a snapshot of one of the main routines!
Poor software engineering practices have meant that there is no chance of us every being able to maintain this code going forward!
What to do next.......