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Re: Should I leave behind beautiful code or readable code?
in thread Should I leave behind beautiful code or readable code?
I recently got pulled back to working on perl I wrote 4 years ago. I was doing cute stuff back then, that I thought was Great Code (tm) that I'd be embarrassed to post here. Thank (deity) that I left boatloads of comments in there, or I'd have been hours figuring it out again.
Some pieces of code *are* great, but it may be useless to posterity if someone doesn't have the time (and the comments) to understand it.