"Hal E. Fulton" <hal9000 / hypermetrics.com> wrote in message
news:005401c15c6b$42b1f720$0200a8c0 / austin.rr.com...
> > Emiliano wrote:
> > What's "job-security coding"?
> >
>
> Ha. That's code that is so obscure that
> the company can't fire the person who
> wrote it...

But it better work!

There is a further degeneration; 'write once' or 'blackhole' code. Code so
obscure
that the programmer does not understand it even though it works. Welcome to
EPS/FCS
where even the compiler writers practiced blackhole code and found that they
were
unable to port the compiler off the IBM mainframe.

Wonder what became of them?