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Re: Re: Re: Mandatory indenting

by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 18, 2003 at 03:39 UTC ( #266715=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Mandatory indenting
in thread Mandatory indenting

Every language I'm aware of allows you to write bad code. The differences between many of them simply boil down to how easy it is to screw up. Consistant languages with predictable behaviour will reduce development time, maintenance time, and the number of mistakes made. Obviously if you have expert Perl programmers writing the same code as novice Python programmers the Perl programmers will do a better job.

The real question is what would the results be having a wide range of programmers of all experience levels of each language going head-to-head in a variety of real-world programming tasks. Perhaps it would be an interesting competition?


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Mandatory indenting
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Jun 18, 2003 at 03:53 UTC
    Consistant languages with predictable behaviour will reduce development time, maintenance time, and the number of mistakes made.

    No, that's consistent discipline that has those effects. If there's a language that only allows one right way to do something, chances are someone else has already done it and you're unnecessary.

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