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December 12th, 2003:

Another reason to avoid writing comments

I’ve been converting my soon-to-be-ex (1) team to the XP approach to comments (i.e. don’t, fix the code instead). We had a problem that really had to have a line of comment to explain it (some hackery to stop Visual Studio complaining). Peter Clary noticed that when there are very few comments, the ones you do have really stand out and attract your attention. Kinda obvious, really, but it’s nice to have the reinforcement.