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Sep
11
comment What's your favourite quote about programming?
@Roger Pate:Not at all!
Sep
10
comment “Comments are a code smell”
@Lenny222: Yes, comments can become stale...which is usually indicative of lazy programmers. If the comment describes why a descision was made, why the code uses a particular algorithm for computation, or describes how the code functions, then there is no reason for the comment to become stale other than someone changing the implementation and not updating the comment accordingly -- which is equivalent to being lazy.
Sep
9
comment What's your favourite quote about programming?
@Roger Pate: I suspect you're right, most people don't realize there is more to the quote.
Sep
5
comment Why aren't macros included in most modern programming languages?
@Casebash: Of course, the macro should be documented just like any other source code...but in practice it I have rarely seen it done.
Oct
17
comment Is premature optimization really the root of all evil?
I think "gold-plating" is different than optimizations. Optimizations are generally all about trying to get the most performance while "gold-plating" is about adding the "bells and whistles" (all the extra functionality) that isn't critical to the product but looks/feels cool to do.