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Re^3: Should I leave behind beautiful code or readable code?

by Preceptor (Chaplain)
on Mar 30, 2007 at 10:44 UTC ( #607433=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Should I leave behind beautiful code or readable code?
in thread Should I leave behind beautiful code or readable code?

Isn't this the point of comments? I mean, so you can write code, which ... well is almost by definition not natural language, to do something, and then put a comment by it to explain how and why it does it?

I don't care what a line of code does. I do care, that someone's taken the time and effort to document or comment what that bit does, if there's _any question at all_ about whether it's easy to understand or not.


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