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Re^4: Wassercrats::Improved Volume 0, Number 0

by chaoticset (Chaplain)
on Sep 11, 2004 at 02:02 UTC ( #390224=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Wassercrats::Improved Volume 0, Number 0
in thread Perl::Improved Volume 0, Number 0

I don't care because "good coding guidelines" are not rules when you're not in school and are your own boss, and following any set of guidelines doesn't indicate whether a script works. Remember, I'm the one maintaining it. Don't cramp my style. I understand my scripts and I've determined that other programming methods don't suit me at this time.
Were this about walls, it would read like so: "I don't have to build a wall this way just because walls built this way stand up. I'm not in some wall-making school where they teach you how to build walls! I'm building it any way I please."

This is fine, if your wall stands up, and if someone will pay you to build it. It is also fine if your wall stands up and nobody stops you from building it.

It is not necessarily fine if you wish to produce a wall that will hold up someone else's ceiling, because they will pick a wall they hope will hold up, and your wall will look unfamiliar to them. If you're hoping someone else will place a wall next to yours, it helps to give them some form of assurance that they will work together to hold up a ceiling.

If you're going to build walls the way you please, and not the way walls are built...they'd best be very, very good walls. Build what you feel you must, certainly. That should be denied of no one.

But if these are walls built for your pleasure, why do you show them to others who dislike them?

You are what you think.

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