Sunday, January 23, 2011

Maniacal, religious dedication to code beauty

It's hard to keep source code "beautiful".

I think the only way it can work is to be dedicated like Zen monks cleaning their monastery - even one speck of dreck is too much.

The best example I know is Jonathan Bachrach's GOO (which also has a lot of other qualities). The code in there is phenomenally clean and consistent, and looks funny and artful to boot.

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