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It was pointed out to me by /msg that in my "How many arguments?" example above, I made two changes between the two examples, and it was postulated that only one of these, the additional whitespace, contributed to whatever extra clarity was evident.

By way of further investigation, in which of the following is the number of parameters clearest to your eyes?

  • someFunction( someVariable, someOtherVariable, andYetAnotherVariable, andOneMoreFor, luck )
  • some_function (some_variable,some_other_variable,and_yet_another_variable,and_one_more_for,luck)
  • someFunction (someVariable,someOtherVariable,andYetAnotherVariable,andOneMoreFor,luck)
  • some_function( some_variable, some_other_variable, and_yet_another_variable, and_one_more_for, luck )

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In reply to Re^2: What is code readability? by BrowserUk
in thread What is code readability? by brian_d_foy

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