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[5]: Good article
by henderson101 on Wed 16th Jan 2013 16:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good article"
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Look I'm sorry you like VB, but the fact remains you can do better in just about any other language that targets .Net/CLR. VB is shit and it always was. VB lets you do completely unsafe things and even when you tighten it up to require as much safety as possible, it still lets you do ridiculously stupid things. A bad programmer can write reasonable code in C#, because there is a lot of padding to protect them, not least proper type safety. A bad programmer will hack together a horrible solution in VB.

This has nothing to do with the code base. I've dealt with very competent programmers using VB, and the C# translation is still far less unsafe due to the greater type safety and lack of silent casting and type munging that VB does in the background.

Edited 2013-01-16 17:08 UTC

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