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Re: (Code Complete Good But Aged) Ways of commenting subroutines

by buzzcutbuddha (Chaplain)
on Mar 31, 2001 at 01:15 UTC ( #68508=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Ways of commenting subroutines
in thread Ways of commenting subroutines

I have read Code Complete, and I agree it raises some good points,
but seeing as I don't know Pascal (which most of the examples are in)
I find reading the book really frustrating.
I wish he would update the book with some examples from Perl and Java.

UPDATE:
Maybe explaining what I meant would be good, since I am still get voted -- on this
ack!

I think that what Code Complete has to say regarding commenting, and construction of code to be well said, and
still applicable.

But there are portions of the book, especially Design, where the material Steve McConnell presents
feels dated to me. I don't know Pascal, so talking about the merits of it as a language in his examples
does not elucidate his discussion.

Further, Steve McConnell spends a long portion of his discussion in design talking about modules, when I prefer functions.

Basically I rubbed some people with my opinion and if I did, so be it. I'll take my drubbing, but it's my opinion
and I'm not going to change it because this book holds a revered place in some people's libraries.

I still wish he'd update his examples with some from Java or Perl.


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