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Re: Always using let*

From: Cecil Westerhof
Subject: Re: Always using let*
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:01:49 +0200
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Op Monday 15 Sep 2014 18:15 CEST schreef Drew Adams:

> I am *not* trying to minimize my effort when writing code ("so I
> do not have to think about it" is misguided, IMHO).  I am instead
> trying to minimize (human) reader effort - my code is not just
> about me.  And yet I benefit from this more than anyone else, as
> I am the main reader.  (And if others can more easily read it
> then I benefit from their better bug reports.)
> It's easy to write code.  It's harder to understand code you have
> not written (just now) and to modify it without screwing things up.
> Yes, it's a minor consideration, but it is one that affects how
> I code, at least.  YMMV.

A good point. Writing code is 20% of the time and reading 80%. (Or so
I am told.) But most of the time there is emphasis on speed of
writing, not on easy maintenance. You made me think again and changed
my mind. :-D

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer

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