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A couple of my tips on style, regardless of language.

Strategy in comments, tactics in code. Don't explain every statement or operator, but explain the goal of the following few statements or chunk of code. Another suggestion is to write the comments first as you're thinking about what you want to get done, then "translate" the intent into implementation. Don't write clever code which needs explaining-- just accomplish the tactics simply and directly.

There are only three numbers in Computer Science. Zero, One and N. Zero refers to the complete lack of something: no variable, no method, no capability, no support. One refers to a sole solution: one variable, one method, my way or the highway. N represents an arbitrary scalability, an array which can grow, a method reference, a parameterized technique with room to expand. If you find a need for two, structure your code so it can handle three, four or more. That goes for allocations, methods, strategies, resources, resource types, everything.

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In reply to Re: Re: IYHO, what do you consider good code? by halley
in thread IYHO, what do you consider good code? by stonecolddevin

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