SPUG: One Python users' view of Perl
julesa at pcf.com
Thu Jun 14 16:00:06 PDT 2007
Andrew Sweger wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jun 2007, Atom Powers wrote:
>> Although I wouldn't call myself an evangelist, I have used perl quite
>> a bit in the past and I have found the "short and easy" way to do
>> something is often not the supportable way. I often force myself to
>> write the code out in the long form so that others after me can have a
>> hope of understanding what I'm doing.
> Forget others that come after me. I find myself (regardless of the
> language) using longer expressions of what I'm trying to do in the code
> just so *I* have a hope of understanding what I'm doing (or trying to do).
Once I even resorted to adding a comment explaining what a piece of code
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