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Re: Should I leave behind beautiful code or readable code?

by ferreira (Chaplain)
on Mar 28, 2007 at 10:57 UTC ( #606976=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Should I leave behind beautiful code or readable code?

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." For those who live as professional programmers, beauty as a consuming passion that disappears in a few days and leave nothing but a sense of emptyness is not a top priority, I think. Beauty needs a more pragmatic approach, something that makes it more close to code that works and that can be changed without hair-pulling. It is not that fugacity that dazzles, it is more like that brightness that stands. In this case, pride should be on getting things permanent and not in such a way that gives other people headache.

After all, maybe you should try something like this

sub MySub { ...some stuff... return map { split(/ /,$_,2) } map { uc } @somearray; }
Not that big deal, but more everlasting as a good memory.

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