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Re^2: Unusual coding arrangements in Perl

by itub (Priest)
on May 04, 2007 at 14:13 UTC ( #613575=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Unusual coding arrangements in Perl
in thread Unusual coding arrangements in Perl

A line of 'code' can easily represent several paragraphs of English text. This is not a difficulty, it is a consequence of the power of the tool you are using.

Slightly OT, but this is exactly what I thought when I was reading an electoral law regarding the distribution of seats in congress. It takes several paragraphs of confusing prose to explain something that would take a few simple equations or lines of pseudo-code!

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Re^3: Unusual coding arrangements in Perl
by BrowserUk (Pope) on May 04, 2007 at 14:35 UTC

    For my favorite example of this, see the large paragraph on my homenode headed "A Halton Borough Council public notice", and then imagine how much simpler to follow a line on this would be.

    One thing that would really enhance discussion of some things here at PM is the provision of a whiteboard. I understand the storage implications make that impractical and the risk of people posting obscenities more so, but sometimes a picture really does save a thousand words, and off-site links have a habit of going away.

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