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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It's my theory that my brain gets entirely replaced every three months. That's about how long it is before my code doesn't make sense without comments or additional documentation. That's how long I remember why I was being particularly clever. That's why it's important to put comments on things: it's not just for the next guy, it's for me three months from now.

    And as you're seeing, that's how long it is before you're a "fresh reader" on a doc. Yes, good idea to go back, with your new brain. Three months.

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    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • That's about how long it is before my code doesn't make sense without comments or additional documentation.

      Luckily, a lot of your code comes with a column's worth of commentary. You get to rediscover what you were thinking along with the rest of us.

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      (darren)