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Write-only code is a code that is difficult to read and interpret, and is therefore only understood by the code's author. Write-only code may be either poorly structured, or just a complicated written code.
Programming languages, like FORTRAN, APL, and C are fairly complex. When coding conventions are not followed, the code written in these languages becomes write-only code. Consequently, these languages are sometimes known as write-only languages.
Coding conventions should be applied to prevent write only code generation, including: