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[6]: Good article
by Laurence on Wed 16th Jan 2013 14:19 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Good article"
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Yeah I'm aware of that and I don't agree with it. I think it's less readable and the opposite of what developers in most other C-derived languages prefer.

Plus I object to Microsoft dictating how I -or any other 3rd party developer- chooses to format the braces in our own source code. That's my prerogative, not theirs.

Edited 2013-01-16 14:21 UTC

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