Write only programming

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_rddavis.org>
Date: Fri Mar 1 16:44:10 2002

Quothe Frank McConnell, from writings of Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 09:39:39PM -0800:
> No comments? I think you're forgetting the potential of comments as
> things whose maintenance is a lesser priority and whose relationship
> to the code may therefore differ from the reader's expectations.


Another useful thing to do wiht comments is to obfuscate them - for
example, write them in Morse code. Also, it can be useful to have a
program, or script, which strips all *useful* comments from code,
which is ideal for "work for hire" situations; e.g., you want to be
able to read the useful comments for future reference to make your
life easier, but you don't want your employer or cow-orkers to be able
to see them in the copy of the code that they receive, with your copy
of the code saved as an encrypted file.

Copyright (C) 2001 R. D. Davis The difference between humans & other animals: 
All Rights Reserved            an unnatural belief that we're above Nature & 
rdd_at_rddavis.org  410-744-4900  her other creatures, using dogma to justify such
http://www.rddavis.org         beliefs and to justify much human cruelty.
Received on Fri Mar 01 2002 - 16:44:10 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:35:09 BST