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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OT: JavaJunkies (Javamonks sorta)

by chaoticset (Chaplain)
on Feb 06, 2004 at 23:54 UTC ( #327251=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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But because with some languages such terseness is not possible, obfusication becomes hard, and the readibility goes up.
Yes, but that's really my question -- why are people willing to endure "hardness" in spoken or written English, but not in code?

No one would seriously suggest that people stop using contractions or acronyms. NASA is easier than National Aeronautics and Space Administration, but nobody begrudges the use of the term. Why is $_ different?

Which is a misleading question -- it's not different at all in concrete terms so I guess the question should really be why do people think about them differently?

You are what you think.

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by Vautrin (Hermit) on Feb 07, 2004 at 14:34 UTC
    People think about them differently because somebody who doesn't know perl and sees the camel obfu or badly written code and thinks it's insane. It's about perception. People who see java and know another traditional language (like C++) can follow along much easier then hard to read Perl code (although I would argue that good perl code is just as easy to read).

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[choroba]: again a pilot?
[marto]: yeah, the whole infrastructure has changed, and video codecs have moved on a great deal
[Corion]: marto: Redoing something on new infrastructure sounds fun. At least you can reuse your previous experience :)
[marto]: I'm looking forwads to it. The video sources are dying, and they don't have the hardware to play them back (old tape formats, not just VHS + Laserdisc etc)

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