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phf: wut, half the horrible code i've seen is from actual engineers. usually unstructructured reams of potato code like they were taught to write matlab or fortran
phf: nah, potato programming doesn't contain any sort of insight. the quality is a bit higher, once you're done wrestling with the compiler, but it takes experience, intelligence and taste to come out on the other end.
phf: https://divmod.readthedocs.io/en/latest/philosophy/potato.html
phf: i wouldn't use it in my own code, but there are occasional cases where it "makes sense", particularly when you're writing potato code
phf: buy dirty potato, clean it, sell it, buy two dirty potatoes, clean them, sell them, then your father dies and leaves you the estate