Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Just another Perl shrine
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Pearls (not really) of Perl programming

by Mutant (Priest)
on Nov 24, 2004 at 17:35 UTC ( #410189=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Pearls (not really) of Perl programming

Haven't really got any nice snippets to post, but the application I managed to convince management to throw away and replace has this in one of the files:

__END__ ONE DAY SOMEONE WILL HAVE TO UPDATE THIS. APOLOGIES FOR THIS, TIME WAS NOT GIVEN TO ALLOW FOR PROPER ORGANISATIO +N OF THIS CODE
I think that pretty well sums it up :)

(I happen to know exactly how long the developer had as well.. can't really say it's an excuse).


Comment on Re: Pearls (not really) of Perl programming
Download Code
Re^2: Pearls (not really) of Perl programming
by itub (Priest) on Nov 24, 2004 at 18:57 UTC
    I saw a study cited in Steve MacConnell's Rapid Development where they gave the same task to five teams of programmers, but each team had a different priority: one had to optimize for memory use, other for programming time, other for program size, other for code readability, and the last one for output readability. Every team ranked first or second in the aspect that they were told to optimize. Guess who did worst on code readability? The team that was told to optimize programming time! (And the team the optimized code readability was the worst in terms of programming time.)
Re^2: Pearls (not really) of Perl programming
by exussum0 (Vicar) on Nov 25, 2004 at 00:11 UTC
    My personal favourite is, "forgive me father, for I have sinned." I tend to write that when other people force me to do poopy things.

    ----
    Then B.I. said, "Hov' remind yourself nobody built like you, you designed yourself"

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://410189]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others making s'mores by the fire in the courtyard of the Monastery: (7)
As of 2014-09-18 06:12 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    How do you remember the number of days in each month?











    Results (108 votes), past polls