It's been just over a year since this fun read on the Oracle Database was posted.

I have a bit of an odd tradition wherein I sometimes read and re-read articles on bad code hoping that something sticks and hence strive to write code that is not bad, so this HN comment falls within the aegis of that "tradition." Not sure whether it has any effect though :)

The other two top comments are also somewhat fun. Perhaps there's not a lot of truth to them, or perhaps they highlight how hopeless the field of software engineering is, but I won't pass judgement on that.