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[3]: Good article
by Nelson on Wed 16th Jan 2013 16:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good article"
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2005-11-29

Ugh, that NullObject b.s is the kind of ridiculous over abstraction that you see from Java Programmers who move on to C#.

It is incredible the amount of gunk that Java programs have. Seriously. I'm convinced Java is just a collection of terrible design patterns looking for a problem.

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