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60 terrible tips for a C++ developer

In this article, you're going to find 60 terrible coding tips — and explanations of why they are terrible. It's a fun and serious piece at the same time. No matter how terrible these tips look, they aren't fiction, they are real: we saw them all in the real programming world.

60 terrible tips for a C++ developer

by Andrey Karpov

From the article:

Terrible tip N46. Write your code as if the chairman of the IOCCC judges will read it and as if they know where you live (to come and give you the prize).

It's a reference to a quote — "Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live". This is John F. Woods's phrase, however, it's sometimes credited to Steve McConnell who quoted it in his "Code Complete" book.