[Python-ideas] Objectively Quantifying Readability
cfkaran2 at gmail.com
Tue May 1 21:37:26 EDT 2018
Matt, you took the words right out of my mouth! The fonts that are being
used will have a big difference in readability, as will font size,
foreground and background coloring, etc. It would be interesting to see if
anyone has done a serious study of this type though, especially if they
studied it over the course of several hours (I'm getting older, and I've
noticed that after about 8-10 hours of coding it doesn't matter what I'm
looking at, I can't focus enough to read it, but I don't know when I start
to degrade, nor do I know if different fonts would help me degrade more
On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 9:03 PM, Matt Arcidy <marcidy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 5:35 PM, Mikhail V <mikhailwas at gmail.com> wrote:
> > to be pedantic - ReallyLongDescriptiveIdentifierNames
> > has also an issue with "I" which might confuse because it
> > looks same as little L. Just to illustrate that choice of
> > comparison samples is very sensitive thing.
> > In such a way an experienced guy can even scam
> > the experimental subjects by making samples which
> > will show what he wants in result.
> I love this discussion, but I think anything that isn't included in a
> .py file would have to be outside the scope, at least of the alpha
> version :). I am really interested in these factors in general,
> however. Now I'm surprised no one asks which font each other are
> using when determining readability.
> "serif? are you mad? no wonder!"
> "+1 on PEP conditional on mandatory yellow (#FFEF00) keyword syntax
> highlighting in vim"
> > Mikhail
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