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Talk:Dragon curve

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Some contributors are obsessed with:

  • Very long historical and technical preludes;
  • Multiple comments (almost on each line);
  • Unnecessary multiple pound and other signs.

All this makes code "dirty", hard to read and maintain. I'm just curious: who will read such preludes, comments?
An obvious sample is the first version of dragon curve in R. I thought that contributor is for sure obsessed with pounds...
Or trying to camouflage original code.. Although original code has a lot of pounds too, but RC contributor added even more! LOL See for yourself: http://rstudio-pubs-static.s3.amazonaws.com/185483_0f31b11d2def43aea33658b5b7908cf3.html
Team MEOW: Eric Lewis, Ricky Hardiyanto, Yanna Chen - CityTech. May 29, 2016
BTW, it’s impossible to find who is the contributor of the first version of R.--AnatolV

Probably not a great idea to make disparaging remarks about other peoples code. That being said, it's a public wiki. If there is code that is unidiomatic or messy, clean it up. Just be aware that some users are very protective of their contributions and coding styles.
As far as who contributed the first R example, looks like it was Werewolff519; see this revision --Thundergnat (talk) 12:58, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
TYVM Thundergnat! Now I can see: he attached solution to Perl with no comments. I did the same when I started here. LOL But later I've found it is useful to leave a short comment. I was hoping the contributor is one of the authors of the cited article. But, in general, it doesn't matter for me.
I will continue discussion on my Talk page. (not today, I have too many logins) AnatolV (talk)

Scrollable examples?[edit]

The scrollbar in the D example freaked me out at first. I'm not sure how good it would look if all examples did that. I think we should either have all scrolling examples (only for longer examples, of course) or none at all. --Mwn3d 06:46, 4 April 2008 (MDT)

The QD example? That's an SDL window; it shouldn't have scrollbars. I certainly didn't code any in. 03:33, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

I think he's referring to the presentation of the text mode example program itself. —Donal Fellows 10:00, 17 September 2009 (UTC)