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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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RE[2]: Consistency
by bosco_bearbank on Thu 18th Apr 2013 13:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Consistency"
bosco_bearbank
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The code I find hardest to work on is when multiple programmers have hacked on it and each one uses a different style. The code tends to become a mess if consistency isn't maintained.

I have to slightly disagree.
1. The code I find hardest to work on is code I've personally written and hacked on over the years, each time using my then-current favorite style.
2. I can write consistently-styled spaghetti code.

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