Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister
 
PerlMonks  

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I have made quite a bit of money, over the past fifteen(!) years, from roughly 350,000+/- lines of (non-Perl...) source code written by “a complete stranger.”

Me.

Quite a bit of that code is (if I may say so myself...) brilliant.   ;-)

But, today, I don’t remember a single word of it.   Any time I have to re-approach any of it, I have to learn it all over again.   (Because, if I don’t, I know I’m gonna <!> it up... as would, of course, be true, no matter who originally wrote it.)

And so, this is why I am very grateful to “the previous programmer” for the careful attention that he placed upon his work at the time.   This is what makes it ever-so-much easier for me, today, to decipher what he did ... and what he was thinking when he did it.   (Because today, sincere truth be told, I have no idea!!)

It makes not the slightest bit of difference, after all, that “the previous programmer” was, in fact, yours truly.   (That was, in fact, fifteen years ago...)

Most of us, in this business, have the luxury of blaming our sorrows upon “the previous programmer.”   But my personal experience over the past fifteen years quietly confirms just how much information is lost forever unless “the previous programmer” took care to pay very-careful attention at the time . . .


In reply to Re: On comments by sundialsvc4
in thread On comments by pemungkah

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.
Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others studying the Monastery: (3)
As of 2021-07-24 20:56 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found

    Notices?