32.1. Unofficial Shell Scripting Stylesheet


... reading the UNIX source code to the Bourne shell (/bin/sh). I was shocked at how much simple algorithms could be made cryptic, and therefore useless, by a poor choice of code style. I asked myself, "Could someone be proud of this code?"

--Landon Noll



In this context, "magic numbers" have an entirely different meaning than the magic numbers used to designate file types.

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