Nobody reads other people’s code for fun. Hell, I don’t even like reading my own code. The idea that you’d settle down in a deep leather chair with your smoking jacket and a snifter of brandy for a fine evening of reading through someone else’s code is absurd.
But we need access to the source code. We must read other people’s code because we have to understand it to get things done. So don’t be afraid to read the source, Luke – and follow it wherever it takes you, no matter how scary looking that code is.