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Re^3: poll ideas quest 2013

by B-Man (Acolyte)
on Mar 22, 2013 at 20:53 UTC ( #1024979=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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I agree that consistency in a team is important. I think that programmer should learn how to flexibly write their code to conform to a current project's standards. However, this question isn't asking for the "best" method or even the one you should use in practice on any given project. It's just asking for your preferred method that you would use if you were coding something all by yourself for whatever reason. What method would you use if you were working on a simple project at home or whatever?

If this causes flame wars, than it speaks of the stubborness of Perl programmers in a very negative way. I hope you guys aren't really that stubborn. Geez. I'm not asking for a "correct" answer.

P.S.: Do you have any idea how condescending it is to say that you use your style because you "thought about it," while others who aren't "veterans" like yourself "just follow what they were fed at school or what their editor-of-choice gives as prefered style." Of course us "newbies" can't actually have real justifications for why we use a style! We're just stupid like that, aren't we?

P.P.S.: Okay, so there are more than just two styles. After all, whitespace is fairly "free form" and has no real affect on your code other than readability. If you want to take it that far, I could make some big huge list of styles and have them all be options, or "reference the names" and link to each type for people to actually look up. For most of us, that requires a lot of extra reading to use styles that we probably didn't even think of as having names. Seriously, I think it says a lot about you that you're linking to named styles. They're important, but most of us don't care what the styles are called! You really don't have to know that you're using "Lisp Style" to use it. e_e The only real purpose it "serves" as is a way to quickly referene what you mean without fullly describing it.

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[ambrus]: Corion: yes, it's a bit tricky. you can try to adjust the slides live to cover only a part of the screen, but it's still hard.
[ambrus]: Corion: two very hard things about presentations I should try to work on if I have twenty times as much free time as in real life are:
[Corion]: That's why I like HTML - it makes it relatively easy to resize stuff. Resizing with Powerpoint is much harder, or at least, I remember it being that way
[ambrus]: (a) good sans serif fonts optimized for slides in a projector with coverage of the symbols needed for mathematical formulas in a sans serif font matching the text font well, and
[ambrus]: (b) a good presentation system that lets the presenter quickly interactively edit the slides live during a presentation, to combine the advantages of blackboard and overhead slide styles in modern tech
[Corion]: Heh - in university, I cheated on (a) by doing blackboard presentations using chalk. But those were 2 hour presentations, not quick/essential/ reduced presentations where you want to show something quick
[ambrus]: (either on just one screen or two screens). this is necessary because
[ambrus]: overhead slide plus blackboard is inconvenient because the lighting conditions are different and they require separate areas you can't quickly repartition, and typing on keyboard is faster and more convenient than writing on a blackboard
[Corion]: (b) would be cool. I've thought about this doing Pod editing, and even simply regenerating/live updating the browser makes things much more interactive
[ambrus]: modern computers have way enough processing power to allow this, at least for geeks who are willing to spend a few weeks to learn a tricky new user interface like vim

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