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Re: Adult learning problem

by one4k4 (Hermit)
on Apr 05, 2002 at 17:13 UTC ( #156992=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Adult learning problem

On a semi-comical note, yet somewhat serious, I think we also fail to recognize exactly how many productionized pieces of code are simply join()'d pieces of test code.

I don't really speak for anybody else, but I know I've seen places where production code is in fact littered with commented "test" blocks of code. imho its quite humor(ou|iou)s.

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