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16 January 2002 @ 05:50 pm
Comments, documentation, do these words mean nothing to you guys?!?

I sometimes thought we slacked more than we should have at westwood, but that was comment heaven compared to this!

The first time i opened up SourceSafe i couldn't beleive that more than 90% of the checkins had _no_ comments at all!

The same ratio seems to hold true in the code itself, and one of my coworkers just came over to explain some tools that i may end up working on, and he described this intricate system of data files that is maintained my numerous tools none of which apparently have any documentation (and a\the code for which as previously noted is mostly sans comments)

Oh, and there is o method of control for checkins. No one you have to check with, no semaphore you need to get. People kind of know generally when someone is checking in.

"I just did a get and Blah doesn't compile!" "Oh, I think whosie is checking in about now, try doing another get in five minutes."

This conversation or something similar has happened multiple times in my hearing in the past three days.
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Kirinkirinn on January 18th, 2002 09:20 am (UTC)
Well, I thought I'd leave you a comment here, since you obviously need as many as you can get. That just sounds painful. People here are usually pretty good with comments, and then of course there's the advantage that no more than a couple other people are working on the code so I can always just ask. The code written by people who were at the university and graduated five years ago can get pretty bad, though. I'm just cleaning up a lot of old stuff today...

...anyway. Where are you working now? I seem to have missed that sometime when I was too backlogged on LJ and cut my losses.