Good ways to overcomplicate your code and slow down

Dan Shafer revolutionary.dan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 14:23:43 CDT 2006


Interesting, Bob. I just posted a note on my approach to coding in the main
thread of this discussion and it's quite similar (identical?) to yours.
Since you're an IT Manager, I consider my approach professionally validated!
:-)

On 9/15/06, Robert Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
>
> Actually I use comments in a fairly unique way. I pseudocode what I
> want to do in comments, and then code around the comments so I can
> keep track of where I am at and what I am trying to accomplish.
> Removing comments later may make the code more readable, but for code
> in progress I find I save a LOT more time pseudocoding first so I can
> concentrate on program flow. I do the actual "how do I go about doing
> this" thinking later. I only have the energy to power up one side of
> my brain at a time. I burned out some circuits a long time ago.
> Another story.
>
> Bob Sneidar
> IT Manager
> Logos Management
> Calvary Chapel CM
>
> >>> If anyone else has common timewasters and app bloating techniques,
> >>> let's hear 'em!
> >>>
> >>
> >> Comments. Don't put in comment lines - they only slow down trying to
> >> read the actual code. Code, especially xtalk, should be readable by
> >> itself. If your code needs comments then it isn't well written.
> >>
> >
> > Although I agree with you to some degree, I feel that comments are
> > necessary
> > to identify certain "blocks" of functionality; not necessarily
> > individual
> > lines, or for certain exceptions for the next programmer, like:
>
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