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inactiveTopic Programming anti-idioms
started 5/13/2002; 8:22:16 AM - last post 5/13/2002; 6:43:33 PM
Ehud Lamm - Programming anti-idioms  blueArrow
5/13/2002; 8:22:16 AM (reads: 578, responses: 1)
Programming anti-idioms
(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

Cameron Laird - Re: Programming anti-idioms  blueArrow
5/13/2002; 6:43:33 PM (reads: 575, responses: 0)
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