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Re: Maintainable Code?

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Nov 11, 2002 at 20:17 UTC ( #212069=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Maintainable Code?

This is another way pair programming can help. Besides having two heads thinking about the same problem, besides positive peer pressure to write tests and to follow the coding standards, there are two people learning about the code and learning from each other different ways to solve the same problem.

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Re: Re: Maintainable Code?
by Brutha (Friar) on Nov 13, 2002 at 12:09 UTC
    I love the idea, but does it work when there is so much difference in the level of knowledge?

    That man needs a Perl course before (or gets it during pair programming). I am not sure that this is a situation, when to introduce pair programming.

      It does presume that both developers are reasonably competent. Now you might pair a guru with a newer programmer, but I'd expect that the newer programmer ought to be able to right decent code already.

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