Re: An interview question

Subject: Re: An interview question
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "phil stokes" <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>, "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 19:09:45 -0400

On Sat, 30 Mar 2013 18:28:57 -0400, Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

... That makes me wonder if Apple really pays attention to providing good code comments.

There are two conflicting views about putting comments into code, even though they do agree on the amount of commenting required:

1. "If it was hard to write, it should be hard to understand. Comments should be omitted."

2. "The code should be so clear that no comments are necessary. Indeed, comments generally tell what the programmer thought the code was doing, not what it actually does. They are thus misleading and should be omitted."
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References:
An interview question: From: Peter Neilson
Re: An interview question: From: phil stokes
Re: An interview question: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: An interview question: From: Keith Hood

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