You might have one of these at your shop too: an ancient but vital RPG program that many years of ill-considered maintenance have turned into a spaghetti-code monster. We call ours The Program from Hell (TPFH, as it's known in our issue management system). TPFH is presently around 32,000 lines of code — so big it chokes SEU because of a size limit we didn't know existed. Even though it's a horror to maintain, this all-in-one chunk of code takes just a few commands to compile and run. We ...

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