Yesterday in looking into a reported issue with a report program I discovered that it was a resource hog. After a cursory review I found that the program used techniques that I will describe here as legacy in order not to use expletives and risk offending. Before I left work, I sent an email to one of my developers asking for an analysis. This morning when I arrived, I had a great laugh when his reply to my email started with:
I have reviewed this convoluted piece of crap, and have concluded the following …
After the analysis (which was as dry and specific as one would expect from a seasoned developer), he concluded:
A good project to pass on to a programmer who has pissed you off, and you want to get even. Hopefully, I haven’t.