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Comments and explanations - how to do it better?

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My philosophy is this: Forget about that code will be executed by a computer. You write code so it to be read by another human being. Writing code is social communication first of all.

Too much comments, especially about obvious things is not good. A person could easily understand what code does, comments should answer to why. Express your motivation or rationale why are you doing this or that.
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(01-14-2016, 06:48 AM)ivantcholakov Wrote: Writing code is social communication first of all.

That is the best explanation I have read yet.

"Writing code is social communication first of all."

That is brilliant - thank you.

Paul
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(01-14-2016, 08:11 AM)PaulD Wrote:
(01-14-2016, 06:48 AM)ivantcholakov Wrote: Writing code is social communication first of all.

That is the best explanation I have read yet.

"Writing code is social communication first of all."

That is brilliant - thank you.

Paul

That's a huge stretch, but the general idea is true indeed - if it was only intended to be read by a machine, it would be binary and not human-readable.
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