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There is simply no way for me to predict what gaps there will be in the knowledge of any programmer that will see my code. Or what they will find difficult to understand. Or what idioms they will eshew as 'too complex'. I do not know who they will be, or what their experience levels will be. Or how many of them there will be. Or what their personal coding preferences, prejudices or blind spots will be.

Well yeah. And there's no way for you to be able to predict whether the folks here on perlmonks can understand these sentences you wrote, and even after trading remarks back and forth on the subject several times, you may still have some doubts about whether we can follow what you're saying here, and difficulties like this arise in every single aspect of communication right on down to choices of appropriate subroutine names... and yet we all must muddle through, as best we can.

You may be someone who can read code better if it has no comments: don't assume everyone is like that.

(Would you like some help writing a comment-stripper script?)


In reply to knowing your audience by doom
in thread Programming *is* much more than "just writing code". by BrowserUk

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