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On Testing and Formatting Code
This is a very good topic that you bring up. Often I wonder how many people don't test code before they run it... As for me, I test everything, and I mean everything. Some people, like you, are proven good coders and if they make a mistake here or there, people usually don't think much of it. But I am not a good coder, and I don't pretend to be, so posting something wrong would not only make me look silly or dumb, but it would make me look stupid. If the code is something more complex, I make sure that the code not only runs, but it does what I need it to do. (I feel that that is a very important distinction, code that runs, and code that works.) As far as posting regexes, well, I don't, too dangerous. :-)
Secondly, I love reformatting code. I love code that looks good and I love to make code look good, good for me, that is. You mentioned putting braces underneath a statement, well, I would undo that, but again, it's a matter of opinion. I also like aligned comments and bulky or long lines (looks more advanced that way, also is less wasteful :-)). I also do the exact opposite as far as your funtion, paren relationship goes, but an argument over that should be somewhere else. The point is, well formatted code is important to me (it is also the easiest to do for me :-)).
Well, that's my opinion.
Zenon Zabinski | zdog | firstname.lastname@example.org