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Re: Thoughts on maintaining perl

Uri Guttman
June 7, 2000 09:33
Re: Thoughts on maintaining perl
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>>>>> "CS" == Chip Salzenberg <> writes:

  CS> I hope not.  Comments are for explaining "why", not "how" ... if I
  CS> had to document the mechanics of all map expressions, I'd stop
  CS> using them.

i have been advocating that reason for comments for years. in short,

	code is what, comments are why.

and i reheard (heard again but gotten this time) a quote from larry on
the cruise. you learn a language once, but use it many times. so it makes
more sense to aim it towards espressiveness than ease of learning.

alaska was amazing.


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