in reply to If I *had* to pick, I'd pick:

It's easier to correct simple code than to maintain correct but complex code. I'm thinking long-term here.


They laughed at Joan of Arc, but she went right ahead and built it. --Gracie Allen

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Re: Why I picked simple over correct
by tretin (Friar) on Sep 10, 2002 at 18:31 UTC
    You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friends nose...

    and also, picking your nose when noone is looking is still picking yournose.

    these don't have bearing on anything of value, but I just thought I had the right to post them :)
    work it harder make it better do it faster makes us stronger more than ever hour after our work is never over.
Re: Why I picked simple over correct
by kabel (Chaplain) on Sep 11, 2002 at 19:10 UTC
    i cannot see why programming in a "simple" way corresponds to a long term view. for me long term means that the capabilities of the code basis on which the scripts work is so adaptable that it need not be changed for a long time. this of course adds some complexity to the scripts but you can't avoid it. if you can manage that they keep simple then i consider the design beautiful - parallels to perl are not unintended ;)