(via Keith Devens)
Knowing a programming language's idioms is the key to being fluent in that language.
It is also important to know what not to do. Just because a language allows a certain coding style doesn't mean that style is a good one.
I think Keith's objection has merit.
Perhaps the term anti-idiom should be reserved for incorrect code people repeatedly produce, esp. if related to well known idioms. Something akin to mixed metaphors.
Posted to general by Ehud Lamm on 5/13/02; 8:34:04 AM