• Subject: Re: IBM pushing Java
  • From: Larry Bolhuis <lbolhui@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 08:24:10 -0500
  • Organization: Arbor Solutions, Inc

> Our company's standards -insist- that the old code be commented out and
> left in place, noted with the Assigned Task Number so everyone knows when
> the code was changed.
> It makes some programs almost impossible to read.

  I have a customer who is a blind programmer.  He has a laptop that reads the
screens to him.    Have someone read you a 20 line RPG subroutine where 15 of
them are commented out (be sure to have them read the entire line even with '*'
in column 7) and see if YOU can say what the subroutine does!  If for no one
else but him,  I no longer leave code commented out in my programs.

  - Larry

Larry Bolhuis         |
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