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Re: Meaning of Maintanability and Functionality in Coding Perl

by greenFox (Vicar)
on Oct 18, 2005 at 06:02 UTC ( #500887=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Meaning of Maintanability and Functionality in Coding Perl

Ditto everything graff said. The point about looking at old code is one of the best ways I have learnt, when I have had to go back and maintain code which I wrote and found I couldn't understand chunks of it I knew I had work to do. I am probably overly verbose in my coding now but I know it will be clear when I come back to it in 1 year or 3. A lecturer in one of the few comp sci classes I took said that "a program is a letter from one programmer to another that a computer just happens to be able to understand", I think that is a good way to approach all your programs, like it is a letter to another programmer who you know nothing about.

Other resources which you might find useful are dominus's Program Repair Shop and Red Flags I, II and III. I haven't had a chance to read it yet but judging by the sample chapter you will also want Perl Best Practices by TheDamian.

Murray Barton
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

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[1nickt]: ugh, I stuck my head in the bass bin for 30 seconds on a dare at Ted Nugent at Hammersmith Odeon. Yes, I am 40% deaf now.
[johngg]: My daughter is incredibly jealous of my wife who got to see The Clash at Brixton many years ago. They went to see The Vaccines there recently.
[1nickt]: But the bands are even louder! I saw Spearhead (Michael Franti) at an outdoor show and had to walk a mile away to not feel pain in my chest! Babies were crying ... I asked the sound engineer why it was necessary to have the bass so loud and he laughed...
[Discipulus]: but the best i attended live was Mano Negra Patchanka at Forte Prenestino .. in 1990
[Corion]: Hmmm - Mano Negra or at least Manu Chao seem to put on a good live show. At least the one live CD I have from Manu Chao sounds good ;)
Discipulus feels the same jealousity of the johngg's daughter
[1nickt]: choroba I agree
[choroba]: Playing in a punk rock band for 20 years... my hearing is quite bad
[Corion]: I still have hopes to turn my godson and his two siblings into a punk band ;)

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