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Re^2: Ninja style coding... is it bad?

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Sep 04, 2004 at 11:32 UTC ( #388492=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Ninja style coding... is it bad?
in thread Ninja style coding... is it bad?

With large projects working on each others code is essential. Programmers cant just drop their current project to fix a few minor thinkos in their code that are causing someone else problems. Programmers leave (and then become the instant cause of every bug and failure in the system :-) programmers drop projects, etc. While sometimes it rankles when it happens to your own code because you would have fixed it differently/better the fact is its almost inevitable with large code bases.

A good example is PM. The code base here has had many authors, we cant stand around waiting for those authors to show up to fix bugs or extend the code. If they are here and can do the work needed then fine, otherwise the work must get done.


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[marinersk]: Corion This DBA wants to smack others who like putting whitespace in column names.
[marinersk]: s/smack/whap/;
[talexb]: Wow, what hilariously bad form.
[SuicideJunkie]: Just wait; someday soon, you'll be given a DB with unicode emojis in the column names.
[Corion]: marinersk: Well, I have done select statements like select sum(foo) as "Total Amount", ..., but to have a table like that makes me shudder
[Corion]: SuicideJunkie: :-D
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[choroba]: Woohoo! Fixed a test that hasn't run for 3 years.
[marinersk]: Corion Yes, sometimes whitespace in column headers is acceptable, but I still consider it be less than desireable if that query might get revectored for an ETL-esque process...
[marinersk]: choroba++

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