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Re^2: Should I leave behind beautiful code or readable code?

by dwhite20899 (Friar)
on Mar 31, 2007 at 22:43 UTC ( #607649=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

Amen, brother!

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.

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