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Re^4: [OT] The joys of bad code
in thread The joys of bad code
If they can't program already, why are they digging around in code?
Over-documentation does make bad code. The documentation in the cases above is highly redundant with the actual code. Humans like some redundancy to keep communication robust, but there is a threshold where it just becomes silly. Flowerbox comments like the above go well past that point.
"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.