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comment Should I point out spelling/grammar related mistakes in someone's code?
The advice means that the OP operates how he would want to be treated. Not to treat Bob how Bob would want to be treated. I was encouraging the OP to correct Bob as he (the OP) would want to be corrected for the same errors, specifically in the context the OP has shared.
Sep
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comment Why is cleverness considered harmful in programming by some people?
Elegant: simple and clever. @DerekLitz +1 for cromulent anything.
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Mar
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comment What is the greatest design flaw you have faced in any programming language?
@muntoo a null a day keeps the doctor away. I thought I may find something nifty to say with regard to nulls and the spaceship operator <=>. I gave up.
Mar
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comment What is the greatest design flaw you have faced in any programming language?
I make money every time I type null...oh right someone loses money every time I type null. Except this time.
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comment What is the greatest design flaw you have faced in any programming language?
Continue to lobby for your python 3.x modules! Meanwhile I will keep writing in 2.5.4. Thanks to SO I actually am reminded that 3.x is alive and well.
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comment Have unit test generators helped you when working with legacy code?
+1, Shooting for coverage after the fact is not usually productive. Having tests on fixed bugs that prevent regression is very productive. Regression of a bug can be very frustrating for everyone involved. Tests are really suited to helping you write better code. Bolting on tests usually results in substandard tests. I think the OP's fear is founded and the signal to noise ratio from the generated tests will just get in the way. The non tested code probably has some very branchy bits in it. Tools that point out the code smells are probably more useful. Maybe FXCop and similar tools.
Dec
29
comment Should I point out spelling/grammar related mistakes in someone's code?
@HedgeMage, I am advising the OP to apply en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Rule
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answered Should I point out spelling/grammar related mistakes in someone's code?
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answered Why is cleverness considered harmful in programming by some people?
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