About The Contest
The first ever Olympiad of Misguided Geeks contest at Worse Than Failure (or OMGWTF for short) is a new kind of programming contest. Readers are invited to be creative with devising a calculator with the craziest code they can write. One lucky and potentially insane winner will get either a brand new MacBook Pro or comparable Sony VAIO laptop.
Entry #100331: MetaCalc
by Tom Felker
I based this entry, MetaCalc, on a project I was recently involved in, and it suffers many of the same problems. Labor was prematurely and poorly divided between many teams, feature creep was rampant, and implementation was delayed until last minute, with predictable results.
There is some pretty interesting code, some which is very flexible, some which is very fragile, and all of which is pretty convoluted and stupid, though hopefully readable and maintainable. The framework remains largely unchanged, as the various groups were somewhat rushed, and didn't communicate their changes to the