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•Re: CryptoPad v2.00

by merlyn (Sage)
on Nov 29, 2002 at 21:22 UTC ( #216595=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to CryptoPad v2.00

From a code-review standpoint:
  • There's far too much cut-n-paste-n-slightly-modified code in this program. Any time the same sequence of three or four lines of code appears amidst some other code that varies only slightly, it should be a big warning sign. For example, suppose you wanted to change "Processing..." to "Working...". You'd have to edit that in half a dozen places. Factor it out!
  • Your chain of "if"-tests should be replaced by a simple hash pointing at the right subroutine to call. That strategy would probably help in the rest as well.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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