Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks Joe
Perl Monk, Perl Meditation
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Nice Meditation!

My additional comments:

Please be consistent. At least in a given program or series of programs. We all improve over time, please use those gains, but if you use variables like $companyName, or $company_name, or $co_nm please feel free to stick with approximately the same naming standard. This also applies to formatting and general ways of accomplishing given tasks like printing, calling subroutines and so on

If you modify/maintain a program that uses a standard you HATE please make the choice re-write the whole thing based upon your standards (the boss will love your time sheet) or much more reasonably, use the existing ugly standard.

I very much agree that many people believe that all programs should be written so an untrained person can step in and become a programmer this is wrong Wrong WRONG. Use the language effectively, as you say, use all of the power of the language skip using arcane little side effects as a method to accomplish anything in your program.

Yes I have broken all of these rules, sometimes on purpose for fun like Obfu code. Other times I have broken the rules without thinking, and generally lived to regret it, or more than likely lived to regret the same problem in someone else's code.

Always remember the basic rule : there is nothing so permanent as a temporary fix

Enjoy!
Dageek


In reply to Re: Code Maintainability by johndageek
in thread Code Maintainability by mpeever

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others rifling through the Monastery: (9)
    As of 2014-04-17 11:25 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      April first is:







      Results (445 votes), past polls