Most gratuitous comments

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Thu Nov 20 20:09:16 CET 2014


Chris Angelico schrieb am 20.11.2014 um 06:06:
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> And the award for the most gratuitous comments before an import goes to
>> one of my (former) workmates, who wrote this piece of code:
>>
>> # Used for base64-decoding.
>> import base64
>> # Used for ungzipping.
>> import gzip
> 
> Well hey. Good to know he's using the tools for their intended purposes!

Not necessarily. The comments only suggest that the imports were added (or
at least commented on) with the intended purpose in mind. Whether that
purpose is still what the modules are used for or whether they are even
still in use at all, is unclear from the above.

Stefan





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