[Pdx-pm] Skimmable Code

Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Thu Jan 31 00:54:16 PST 2008

Selena Deckelmann wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2008 6:05 PM, Michael G Schwern <schwern at pobox.com> wrote:
>> For next meeting I would like to talk about "Skimmable Code", which is to say
>> code that you can confidently read and work with just a small part of without
>> having to study the whole.  Why it's important, what the key traits of
>> skimmability are, how you can tell if you have skimmable code and how you can
>> write skimmable code.
> As a skimmer of books and code, I am interested!
> I especially like skipping to the end to find out what happens.

It's a sled.

151. The proper way to report to my Commander is “Specialist Schwarz,
      reporting as ordered, Sir” not “You can’t prove a thing!”
     -- The 213 Things Skippy Is No Longer Allowed To Do In The U.S. Army

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