PPIG 2011 - 23rd Annual Workshop
Origins of poor code readability (Short Paper, Conjectural)
Arun Saha
Abstract: The topic of source code readability has paramount importance in software engineering. Literature exists on how to write readable code; how to create analytical models and automatically predict readability; and how readability influences software cost and eventually the economy. In this article we follow a different path; we explore the question of why and how unreadable code gets written.