Origins of poor code readability

Short Paper
Arun Saha

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.

Type of Publication: Paper
Conference: PPIG 2011 - 23rd Annual Workshop
Publication Year: 2011
Paper #: 21
TitleOrigins of poor code readability
Publication TypePaper
AuthorsSaha, A
PPIG Workshop: 
2011-09-23rd