Good Code And Good Jokes

Posted on Mar 7th, 2011
Categories: oops

On page 8 of the book, after warning against commenting too zealously, I said:

Remember, good code is like a good joke: It needs no explanation.

Except that I didn’t actually say that, at least not originally. That line is a bit of old school programming wisdom that I’ve heard many times over the years. I thought I was repeating a fairly obvious old chestnut. I certainly should have said so in the book. So, if you are the wise old coder who said this originally, my apologies.


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