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Re^4: if statement confusionby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Jun 15, 2012 at 18:00 UTC||Need Help??|
but rather about someone writing a contract to be clear rather than to be opaque and full of gotchas.
Here's the rub. Life isn't like that. If all contracts were fair, we wouldn't need them, or lawyers to prepare them or vet them.
I want a lawyer who doesn't take the contracts I ask him to vet before I sign them at face value. Who doesn't judge the correctness of the contract on the basis of it containing short sentences and few polysyllabic words.
I want a lawyer that understands the Terms of Art, and the significance of the presence or absence in a contract. I want him or her to know what they are doing; to understand the importance and significance of the terminology (or lack thereof) in the contract and advise me accordingly; and I want a lawyer that will take full responsibility for their advise should the contract be (or need to be) challenged in court.
And I want programmers to recognise that restricting themselves to a "simple" subset of their programing languages, doesn't make their programs "clear"; it makes them verbose. And the more lines of code you write; the more bugs you will generate.
And all your use of words like "clever", "tricks" & "golf" are convenient but meaningless screens for the lazy and incompetent to hide behind.
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