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General Development "You often hear about how important it is to write 'readable code'. Developers have pretty strong opinions about what makes code more readable. The more senior the developer, the stronger the opinion. But, have you ever stopped to think about what really makes code readable?"
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by TempleOS on Wed 17th Apr 2013 23:37 UTC
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So, his point is that a big vocabulary lets a writer feel good about what he is writing -- he feels he is saying exactly what he wants -- but his subtilty is lost on beginners.

There is this thing that happens -- an author can get mesmerized by his craft. He gets great satisfaction when he picks the right word, like he's playing sudoku. This is a vainity.

Good programming is good, but there are a lots of gay people who are fond of 50 line functional programs. Come-on! It's a special case of elegance that doesn't apply very often!

Brevity is the best for programming. That guy is not brief. LOL

Edited 2013-04-17 23:43 UTC

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