Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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I'm Just Sayin'

Have you ever noticed that some programmers comment their code like their job security depended on it? As in, if there are no comments in the code, then their job is secure, because no one will ever be able to decipher the code?

I'd think this was learned behavior, except that my formative programming experience was as a junior systems programmer on the PLATO system at the University of Illinois and none of the junior sysprogs there (except for me) commented their code either. And you know that they weren't planning on being around for a long time. (We had a shortage of Zonker Harris clones.)

I'm just sayin'...
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