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RE: proof that perl is poetry (?)by Hyler (Sexton)
|on Jun 03, 2000 at 14:55 UTC||Need Help??|
What if your friend had written the comments?
One thing I like is that "There's more than one way to do it.". You can use $. or you can use &printlinenumber();
There is a metric buttload of books written on software maintenance. One example I saw regarding commenting code and using terse variable names was along the lines of(pseudocode)
The first one requires at least ten more keypresses.
So, in Perl, you have to comment. But I suggest thatyou keep the comments in the beginning of the script(s) and/or in the beginning of a function call or sub, kind of like in """that snake language""" or in /** JavaDoc */. Better than intermingled everywhere.
Makes Perl a pleasure to read, as always...