Subject: Re: Reinventing My Own Wheel: Et Tu?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 03:26:44 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Daniel Barlow  <> wrote:
| Ken Tilton wrote:
| > I always laugh at debates over the readability of code. If I look at 
| > code I rewrite it, especially my own. It is always easier than figuring 
| > out what the code I am looking at does.
| It's funny, I'm working again on a system which in places is ten years 
| old, and which I wrote when I'd only been using Lisp for about a year. 
| I'm pretty certain that I wouldn't do an awful lot of it the same way 
| now as I did then, but I also find it quite impressive that I even can 
| figure out what it was doing in the first place (and why)

That's why I switched to Scheme [and then, later, CL] in the first place.
I can actually read and *understand* the stuff 1, 5, or 10 years later.

Unlike Perl, which I'm lucky to be able to read a couple of *days* later
even if I was the one who wrote it!  :-{


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