Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 23:25 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "Having read this, one realization is that better code often means less code. I don't think about lines of code exactly, or something similarly stupid, but in terms of meaningful code. However, argument for less code isn't about making code as compact as possible, avoid redundancy, etc. The argument is about not writing code at all whenever reasonable or possible. Should we focus on deciding what should and what should not built instead of polishing our software development craft then? Yes and no. Yeah, I know. Exactly the kind of answer you expected, isn’t it? Anyway, you can't answer this question meaningfully without a context."
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RE[2]: The Best Code
by ilovebeer on Sun 30th Sep 2012 17:48 UTC in reply to "RE: The Best Code"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

Agreed. In my experience, good code is code that gets the job done.

I would only add to that reliability. If the code does it's intended tasks reliably, it's good code. Anything beyond that is simply a matter of opinion.

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