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When I was teaching at a tech college, the class was split into four project groups for a four-stage project, all working from the same specifications and requirements. This was the last project in their bachelor study.

I wanted them to get accustomed to what they must expect when they enter working life: Take over someone else's code. So for each of the four phases, the results produced by each group was rotated to another group, as a starting point for the next work phase.

This was met by so much disgust and hatred that I was happy that these students would be out of college within a few months. I never tried to repeat anything like that. Still, I think Computer Science students should have been "forced to" work with the code of other programmers - that is, average middle class programmers, not the near-ideal source code of highly recognized open source systems, which does everything right, follows standards conistently etc.

The code handed over to you from an overworked colleague who never had time to clean it up, it never had a clean design but has grown uncontrollably like an amoebae, with lots of loose ends and age-old TODOs... That is far from the idealized, academic open-source code. And then think of all the non-idealized code of the zillions of open source offerings made by less than perfect programmers, but thrown out to the world in the hope that someone will volunteer to clean it up...
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