Great article, thanks. A lot of this is really excellent advice.
Interested persons might want to take a look at my
"red flags" articles, which are in a similar vein:
"If you find yourself writing code like this, try to change
it so that it looks like this instead."
Briefly, a red flag is an early warning sign that you might
be doing something wrong in your program. Whenever you see a
red flag, you should pause and wonder if there isn't
a better way to accomplish the same thing.
chromatic's Repetition Without Abstraction
is a great example of this; I think in one of the articles
I called it "The Red Flag of All Red Flags" or something.
Thanks again for a great post.
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