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Re: Re: Re: Beyond literate programming...

by t'mo (Pilgrim)
on Feb 20, 2001 at 17:19 UTC ( #59650=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Beyond literate programming...
in thread Beyond literate programming...

Two thoughts:

  • I agree with cat2014. There is a certain beauty to "Good abstraction, elegant algorithms, and well written code...". I would only add that the less 'cluttered' the code is, the more beautiful it is.
  • "The map is not the terrain." I think I read this in a book about golf, but the idea applies here. Any 'picture' you want to draw of a program will not be complete. This applies, even if your medium is text. A program when read may or may not be the same program when run.

So, I don't think it can be done (i.e., how to lay out the code so that with a glance you can know everything about the program), nor that we need to. If you figure out how to do it, however, I'ld like to know the trick. :-)

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