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Re^2: Don't go all PerlMonks on me

by dana (Monk)
on Apr 11, 2007 at 16:54 UTC ( #609426=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Don't go all PerlMonks on me
in thread Don't go all PerlMonks on me

You bring up an excellent point. While the help is amazing and my code is much more concise it is tougher to "read"!! Asking for help from bobf means trying to understand when he says 'toss it into blah blah blah module and there you go'....to which my comeback is usually 'HUH'??? He is much more articulate than I. :)


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Re^3: Don't go all PerlMonks on me
by bobf (Monsignor) on Apr 12, 2007 at 02:33 UTC

    the help is amazing and my code is much more concise
    Thanks! I think "amazing" is a bit more than I deserve, though. :-) No, I did not pay her to say that.

    it is tougher to "read"
    Well, I hope I never help so much that you don't understand what the code is doing - that's certainly not the intention.

    Code readability is in the eye of the beholder, and striking an effective balance between concise idioms and step-by-step explicity is an art that is best appreciated at a given point in time (since that balance will likely change over time, especially when just starting to learn Perl and getting more comfortable with common Perl idioms). See threads such as What is code readability? and Should I leave behind beautiful code or readable code? for more discussion and debate on this topic.

    For the record, I don't think I've ever told you to toss something into either Acme::BlahBlahBlah or Yada::Yada::Yada. ;-)

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