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Perverse Unreadable Codeby Anonymous Monk
|on Apr 25, 2001 at 22:36 UTC||Need Help??|
Being a new boy to Perl I find I come across plenty of code that is so compact it is on the whole unreadable and therefore un maintainable. I know some of the people on this site do this as a purely accademic exercise, but I have seen to many people doing this for real
Cramming lots of characters on 1 line does not mean things will compile better
I have also seen people doing horrors like putting if statements after the code to be excuted . WHY
Here another if(!$#var) .Yes Ok I know what it does but why do it ..
I don't want a headace everytime I read a piece of source code.
Perl is a high flexible language that seems open to abuse by those who thinks its clever to write unreadable code.
Perl is a great tool so why missuse it? For those who think themselves clever try reading this.
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