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SubjectRe: Coding style - a non-issue
On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Alexander Viro wrote:

> Fact of life: we all suck at reviewing our own code. You, me, Ken
> Thompson, anybody - we tend to overlook bugs in the code we'd written.
> Depending on the skill we can compensate - there are technics for
> that, but it doesn't change the fact that review by clued people who
> didn't write the thing tends to show bugs we'd missed for years.

Absolutely agreed. Note that this goes hand in hand with
another issue, no matter how scary it may sound to other
people ... <drum roll>


Because, without documentation we can only see what code
does and not what it's supposed to do.

This in turn means other people cannot identify bugs in
the code, simply because they're not sure what the code
is supposed to do.


Shortwave goes a long way: #swl

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