Good ways to overcomplicate your code and slow down development

jbv jbv.silences at
Sat Sep 16 05:30:21 EDT 2006


why not take this seriously ?
after all Xtalk can be viewed as the most advanced step of programing
language that describes computer tasks in natural language, the ultimate
step being fully natural language, which is what comments actually are...
and therefore, a fully natural prog. language would make comments useless...


> Mark-
> Friday, September 15, 2006, 9:54:56 AM, you wrote:
> > 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.
> Sheesh. I guess I shoulda put a smiley in there. Lighten up, folks,
> it's Friday on my planet. I *do* hope people don't take this
> seriously, but then ya never know...

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