SPUG: One Python users' view of Perl
offby1 at blarg.net
Thu Jun 14 21:42:43 PDT 2007
>>>>> "Michael" == Michael R Wolf <MichaelRWolf at att.net> writes:
Michael> What's your criteria for deciding whether to make better
Michael> comments or refactor the code to be more readable? They
Michael> both have merit. I'm interested what your balance point
I'm not sure I'm answering your question, but ...
It seems most of the comments that I write explain why my code is more
complex than you would naively expect it to be. My intent is that
there's a good reason it's not simpler. When the code is as simple as
one would naively expect, I rarely comment it.
This is true of any language I write in, not just Perl.
I do not wish to achieve immortality through my work. I wish
to achieve it through not dying.
-- Woody Allen
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