I’ve inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code—what now?

Here is an article on arstechnica about what to do when you inherit a gigantic code mess. Nothing new here, but still nice to get all these ideas into one place, and many of them are applicable in general, not just when something nasty’s been dumped on you.

Other related topics to think about are how and why does code rot into spaghetti, and more ambitiously, how to characterize programming in terms of engineering , science and craftmanship.

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