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Re^3: The art of comments: (rave from the grave)

by halley (Prior)
on Jul 07, 2005 at 15:44 UTC ( #473132=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: The art of comments: (rave from the grave)
in thread The art of comments: (rave from the grave)

I probably wouldn't use the word "increment" in daily conversation, so I also wouldn't write # Increment the counter. Incrementing is tactics, not strategy.

I also didn't mention, but probably should, that right-comments are typically tags (#REVIEW #HACK etc.). Note how the pseudocode is indented as you might expect will be necessary while writing up the code.

If a line of actual code is very close to the English description, which does occasionally happen when writing literate code, then the explanatory pseudocode can be removed. Let literate code speak for itself.

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