'This Code Is Reminiscent Of Vogon Poetry'

What's worse than having to deal with poorly written and badly documented code? Potentially, Vogon poetry.

Developer Simon Harris tweeted this today:

If you're not familiar with Vogon poetry, it features in Douglas Adams' The Hitchhikers' Guide To The Galaxy as the third-worst poetry in the universe. Here's a sample:

Oh freddled gruntbuggly, Thy micturations are to me As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee. Groop, I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes, And hooptiously drangle me with crinkly bindlewurdles, Or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts With my blurglecruncheon, see if I don't!

You can generate your own with this BBC site. But don't make your colleagues suffer Vogon poetry. Do your job well.


    Mmmmmm, it seems to counterpoint the surrealism of the underlying metaphor of the ......... code.

    Bad code and its documentarion doesn't have to have an ounce of Vogon - it just needs to be written haphazardly in English, Engrish, Chinglish, Deutschlish or any variation on that theme.

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