OT: on writing code

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Tue Jan 29 10:05:05 EST 2008


Leo Brodie's book has been given the open treatment and is available  
for free online.

Cheers,

Luis.


On 29 Jan 2008, at 13:28, Andre Garzia wrote:

> Mark,
>
> can we say that is impossible to write elegant perl now since perl
> always look bad...
>
> On a side reference, I've been reading both "On lisp" and "Thinking
> Forth", very nice books with very nice and elegant code.
>
> Andre
>
> On 1/28/08, Mark Wieder <mwieder at ahsoftware.net> wrote:
>> Eric Raymond's talking about Perl vs Python here, but the point's  
>> valid (if
>> you're reading the article online, just ignore the comments)
>>
>> "Also, I found I was spending more and more time wrestling with  
>> artifacts of
>> the language rather than my application problems. And, most  
>> damning of all,
>> the resulting code was ugly-this matters. Ugly programs are like ugly
>> suspension bridges: they're much more liable to collapse than  
>> pretty ones,
>> because the way humans (especially engineer-humans) perceive  
>> beauty is
>> intimately related to our ability to process and understand  
>> complexity. A
>> language that makes it hard to write elegant code makes it hard to  
>> write
>> good code."
>>
>> http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/3882
>>
>> --
>>  Mark Wieder
>>  mwieder at ahsoftware.net
>>
>>
>>
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