moderated Re: How on earth does Groups.io thread a topic?


toki
 

On 01/13/2017 02:33 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

I never presumed that code was "self-explanatory" to anyone other than its writer,
Anybody that ever programmed in APL would know that self-explanatory
code was a delusion.

and even not to him or her after they'd not been actively working with it for an extended period of time.
APL programmers know that regardless of how well commented the code is,
the only way to understand what it is doing, is to throw it away, and
rewrite the code yourself. This applies regardless of who wrote the
code, or when it was written.

jonathon

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