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Re: parallel structures are necessary

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on May 09, 2007 at 04:10 UTC ( #614292=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to parallel structures are necessary
in thread Programming *is* much more than "just writing code".

In general, I'm afraid that this piece stikes me as an extended rationalization for being lazy about documentation and writing uncommented code...

Sorry, but that first sentence indicates that you have not read what I wrote, but rather skimmed a few bits and reached a conclusion based upon what you think I probably wrote. Eg.

Comments are not, and should not be, documentation

Documentation of code is vitally important for successful, ongoing projects, but comments are not documentation.

I have no problem with you holding a different opinion to myself, but don't put words in my mouth, or draw concusions based upon things I haven't said, much less things I specifically and deliberately already countered.

Eg.2

I (BrowserUk) wrote the article, but you've addressed your reply, and attributed my words to graff. If your comments and documentation are as good, you are welcome to them :)


Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
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Re^2: parallel structures are necessary
by doom (Deacon) on May 09, 2007 at 18:45 UTC
    In general, I'm afraid that this piece stikes me as an extended rationalization for being lazy about documentation and writing uncommented code...
    Sorry, but that first sentence indicates that you have not read what I wrote, but rather skimmed a few bits and reached a conclusion based upon what you think I probably wrote.

    I'll plead guilty to trying to intuit what's going on in your head, based on this long and rather strange essay that keeps harping on how words are slippery and difficult and have little place in the pure, pristine world of code.

    To go even further, I think you're someone on a quest for absolute certainty and perfect mathematical order, and I suggest that this has little to do with the world of programming, which is a collaborative effort among human beings.

    Documentation of code is vitally important for successful, ongoing projects,
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this the first place where you've said this? (( Actually, I am wrong: it's a line from the original essay. ))

    I have no problem with you holding a different opinion to myself,

    So you're not the guy who keeps initially down-voting everything I say in this thread?

    I (BrowserUk) wrote the article, but you've addressed your reply, and attributed my words to graff.
    Fixed. My apologies. There's a reason for the threading glitch (I deleted some material commenting on graffs remarks), but it's not worth going into.

    If your comments and documentation are as good, you are welcome to them :)
    Well you know, "Love the truth but pardon error."

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