in reply to Re: Non-English posts on Perlmonks
in thread Non-English posts on Perlmonks

We share a common language, it is called Perl.

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Re: Re: Re: Non-English posts on Perlmonks
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 11, 2003 at 10:11 UTC
    We share a common language, it is called Perl.

    I assume this is a joke, but just in case it isn't I'll point out that yes, an if statement is an if statement, but code with comments, identifiers, etc written in a language you don't know create a large obstacle to understanding the code.

      It is not a joke. I've never been a fan of comments, and tend to view them as crutches. In any event, code written by the speaker of another language is still almost certainly bound to be easier to decipher than that which is intentionally Obfuscated.

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      I'm not belgian but I play one on TV.

        I've never been a fan of comments, and tend to view them as crutches.

        Oh, to be young again... ;-)