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Re: Do Open Source programs have to be pretty inside?

by ikegami (Pope)
on Dec 01, 2004 at 18:43 UTC ( #411529=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Do Open Source programs have to be pretty inside?
in thread Pearls (not really) of Perl programming

Does a useful program become less useful because the implementation is ugly?

Yes, I would say so. A less maintainable program results in longer development times for bug fixes and security patches. A less maintainable program also has a greater chance of having a bug introduced whenever the program is changed.


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