Maintaining old code (was Re: javascript execution from Python script)

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Wed Aug 28 05:27:03 CEST 2002


"Delaney, Timothy" wrote:
> 
> > From: Peter Hansen [mailto:peter at engcorp.com]
> >
> > "Bo M. Maryniuck" wrote:
> > >
> > > Regards, Bogdan
> > >
> > > Eagleson's Law:
> > >         Any code of your own that you haven't looked at for
> > six or more
> > >         months, might as well have been written by someone
> > else.  (Eagleson
> > >         is an optimist, the real number is more like three weeks.)
> >
> > Eagleson was also not writing unit tests for his code.  ;-)
> 
> He also wasn't using Python ...

I happily concede the point.  Python by itself is far more effective
in allowing and preserving readability than any quantity of unit tests
for any other language. :-)

-Peter



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