Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 21:24 UTC
General Development "I was really excited to write this article, because it gave me an excuse to really think about what beautiful code is. I still don't think I know, and maybe it's entirely subjective. I do think the two biggest things, for me at least, are stylistic indenting and maximum const-ness. A lot of the stylistic choices are definitely my personal preferences, and I'm sure other programmers will have different opinions. I think the choice of what style to use is up to whoever has to read and write the code, but I certainly think it's something worth thinking about. I would suggest everyone look at the Doom 3 source code because I think it exemplifies beautiful code, as a complete package: from system design down to how to tab space the characters." John Carmack himself replies in the comments.
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RE[2]: Good article
by ebasconp on Wed 16th Jan 2013 01:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Good article"
ebasconp
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2006-05-09

I had a computer programming teacher that used to prefer:

a = a + 1;

to

a++;

in the name of readibility!!!

So, "readable code" is a very subjective term and in this case, if my teacher could not read the "++" thing... we have a problem!

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