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Re^3: if statement confusion

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Jun 12, 2012 at 03:33 UTC ( #975680=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: if statement confusion
in thread if statement confusion

Honestly, sir, you sometimes pick an argument just for the sake of an argument.   The need to “write easily maintainable code that can correctly be understood at first glance” truly is self-evident ... to the point that nothing further need be said.


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Re^4: if statement confusion
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jun 12, 2012 at 04:02 UTC
    The need to “write easily maintainable code that can correctly be understood at first glance” truly is self-evident

    And that's just the point. It isn't.

    Indeed, any requirement for the content of any technical document to be "understandable at a glance" is completely unjustifiable. At least outside of the classroom.

    It is the software equivalent of soldiers wearing red coats with shiny buttons as they go into battle. It was once deriguer, but long since shown to be detrimental to the primary goals.


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

    The start of some sanity?

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