in reply to Re: Why our company doesn't use Perl :(
in thread Why our company doesn't use Perl :(

Elgon wrote:
My conclusion is that provided that your code does things in a sensible manner, is secure and is readable and maintainable, imposing extreme or artificial coding standards can waste more time than it saves.
It would seem that way, but as an organization gets larger, you wind up with a much greater range of ability and style. This can have a significant impact on code quality and maintainability.

Consider the following:

Every one of the above programmers could make an argument for their particular coding practice. They may even be reasonable arguments. How do you settle issues like that? That's what coding standards are for: to remove that guesswork. I think that it does take some of the fun out of coding, but it does tend to ensure a bit of sanity in larger shops.


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