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Re: Re: Re: Simplifying code (Not obfuscation)

by Molt (Chaplain)
on Mar 04, 2003 at 11:38 UTC ( #240299=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Simplifying code (Not obfuscation)
in thread Simplifying code (Not obfuscation)

Just in case you don't realise what was meant.. Golf is where Perl programmers try and get a reasonably simple task completed in the least number of (key)strokes. As such it's not quite obfuscation, but it's a very close relative.

Golfing in everyday code is generally a very bad thing as it results in Perl that consists of streams of delicate logic which are very unreadable, and even less maintainable.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Simplifying code (Not obfuscation)
by 2mths (Beadle) on Mar 04, 2003 at 11:50 UTC
    I have met Golf before, though I don't play (for obvious reasons :-). Actually it was a private message explaining Golf in response to a post on beginners@perl or similar that directed me towards PMs

    Very interesting to read your post, probably even more interesting to finally understand it at some point.

    Forgive me if I don't emulate your solution in my code though :-)

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