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Re^2: The maybe it is better written this way tool

by mpeg4codec (Pilgrim)
on Nov 16, 2009 at 01:16 UTC ( #807347=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The maybe it is better written this way tool
in thread The maybe it is better written this way tool

Spelling and grammar check are along the same lines as these and nobody complains about them being annoying. The difference: they don't jump out at you uninvited.

Make it a menu option: Comment on Coding Style. Alternatively, do the squiggly red/green underline trick found in popular word processors.


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Re^3: The maybe it is better written this way tool
by educated_foo (Vicar) on Nov 17, 2009 at 06:59 UTC
    Right. Spell check is easy, rarely wrong, and east to correct via a "learn this word" option. Grammar checking is hard, often wrong, and hard to correct. That's why I either turn it off or learn that green squiggles mean "no problem." Unlike spelling, coding style is impossible to codify; it is basically "whatever the current Kool Kidz say," said Kidz are different every day, and they are almost never able to specify -- much less justify -- what they mean.

    Either the problem's easy (spelling), corrections are ignored (squiggles), or the "solution" is an annoyance (clippy).

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