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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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CodeWraith wrote:
Sounds like you spent most of that time optimizing the hell out of that code and making it 200% reliable
Not really. There were lots of bug fixes, but there were also a lot of features added. The feature additions caused almost continuous refactoring in order to manage the hardware properly without thrashing the bus or triggering glitches due to race conditions. We make commercial inkjet printers, and this hardware managed the principal signals used to know where and when to spray ink. At 1000 ft/minute (17 ft/second) of paper movement, there's not a lot of time to allow for interrupt latency and such when you're printing at 600dpi.
Software Zen: delete this;

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