we do need to be able to consistently write easily maintainable code that can be correctly understood at first glance.
Would you trust
- a lawyer that took one glance at the deeds to your new house and entreated you to sign on the dotted line?
- a judge that took one glance at the charge sheet and moved directly to sentencing?
- a doctor that took one glance at your Xray and gave you his diagnosis?
- a surveyor that took one glance at the site plans and concluded that the drainage was adequate?
- An engineer that took one glance at the blueprints for a new braking system and concluded that they were safe?
The source code of a program is the software equivalent of these documents; they are at least as complex, and should require at least as much effort on behalf of the reader as those other documents before rushing to judgements or conclusions.
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".
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||