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Turns out that said co-worker did not understand HoH's or any other "complicated" (his words) data structure for that matter.

So your co-worker generalizes from his (lack of) experience, and predicts that everyone else will have a problem. How very human of him. I often catch myself doing the same.

When coding, do you assume a certain level of expertise of the lucky so-an-so who has to maintain the code?

I assume that they'll be a notch or two behind my abilities, and try to write code in a way that will help them up the learning curve. This means descriptions of any non-obvious data structures, and no tricks unless well commented.

Give people good examples to work from, and they may surprise you by how quickly they catch on.


In reply to Re: Maintainable Code? by dws
in thread Maintainable Code? by vek

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