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Re: Reasons for looking at your favourite module's source

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Sep 12, 2003 at 13:21 UTC ( #291026=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Reasons for looking at your favourite module's source

Another pro: It acts as a salutary lesson on why you should write good, clear, readable code yourself.

Nothing drives this lesson home more than that first time you have to understand and maintain somebody else's code ;-)


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Re (2): Reasons for looking at your favourite module's source
by VSarkiss (Monsignor) on Sep 12, 2003 at 18:47 UTC

    Better still: the first time you find yourself having to fix the code you wrote five years ago, and realizing you have no recollection of why you wrote it the way you did.

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