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 galvanash on Wed 16th Jan 2013 00:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Good article"
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Yeah... The beauty of indent-controlled blocking in languages like Python and Coffeescript is that it kills multiple birds with one stone:

1. It eliminates a lot of noise.
2. It makes something that everyone does anyway for readability actually mean something.
3. It effectively kills most styling arguments (not all, but most).

Anyway, I'm quite fond of it.

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