Re^4: Why no comments?by BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Feb 01, 2009 at 23:24 UTC||Need Help??|
what I thought I'd done was to describe in broad terms what I consider to be the attributes of good commenting,
Your opening line is:
"It is indeed a sad state of affairs when programmers fail to properly comment as they write code."
And that sets the tone for the entire post.
For the rest. When I encounter modules that contain that much verbiage I often just delete it without reading it.
Especially when I encounter comments like
Three lines of verbiage (including 2 blanks) mostly redundant. And completely redundant if the documentation is placed in the only verifiable content of the file--the code.
Again, mostly redundant, with the code being far clearer than the "documentation".
And the whole lot would be clearer still (and far more efficient to boot), written as:
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.