Phoenix.pm: Parameter parser
codewell at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 3 18:00:32 CST 2002
On Tuesday 03 December 2002 10:09 am, Doug Miles wrote:
> Hal Goldfarb wrote:
> > I highly approve of your coding style and modular breakdown (similar to
> > mine). Consistency is wonderful : )
> Thanks. I tend to optimize for readability.
Now, if we can just get ALL programmers to agree, maintenance positions would
become attractive. Problem is that certain individuals seem to think that
other formats are "cute", "artsy", or otherwise self-expressive. Architects
have a single printing style (individuals all attempt to write the same way);
engineers tend to use small block lettering (more coincidence, or possibly
similar personality quirks); we could even argue that doctors share the same
"chickenscratch" language, decodable only by pharmacists and some nurses.
And don't even get me started on spelling, grammar, and organization.
When 80% to 90% of the lifecycle of a system is spent in the maintenance
phase, I feel that my rant is well warranted.
This is one of the many reasons I feel that our field is so unprofessional.
Thank you for listening to one more very frustrated unemployed software type.
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