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Re: On Golf

by koolade (Pilgrim)
on May 21, 2001 at 08:21 UTC ( #81910=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On Golf

Without reading the paragraph in context it's hard to say, but does it seem like the author condemns golfing entirely? It seems like the danger the author points to is that the language would be designed to invite those kinds of practices, i.e. as opposed to writing code that's readable. Perl's TMTOWTDI gives room for golfing, but it also allows for readable and easily maintainable code as well. It's important though, that people know the difference.

I think the danger w/ golfing is when one takes it more seriously than just a game--if someone applied golfing practices to production code, or felt in any way that it was the "right" way to do something. Frankly, I'm impressed by a lot of the solutions people on PM come up with, but if I ever saw someone do that in a professional context, I would not be pleased at all.

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[ambrus]: oh yes, we have a pretty good example of that when they reorganized the grill place in the restaurant nearby.
[ambrus]: it now has two more people working there, and they're serving slower and more expensive.
[ambrus]: It used to be just a master cook who takes the order and puts the meat and eggs on the open grill plate table, and an assistant who removes them to a plate, adds the side dish, and gives the plate to the people in the queue, plus a cashier.
[ambrus]: Now it has five people instead of three, some sort of call number ticket system where people wait a lot for their food to get ready (it's the same kinds of grilled meat and fish on the same equipment, it won't actually fry slower),
[ambrus]: it's slow as hell, and the food costs significantly more.
[ambrus]: We no longer eat there.
LanX Everybody quotes it, some people read it, and a few people go by it
[ambrus]: LanX: why would I read it? isn't it a book for managers? I don't want to be a manager.
[ambrus]: I don't quote it either.
[erix]: it's really a software book, albeit about experiences from the 60s-80s. People haven't changed all that much though.

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