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)
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)
- I think he's referring to the presentation of the text mode example program itself. —Donal Fellows 10:00, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
version 2 is working! but when I tried to upload an image got: "Could not read or write file"
Possible improvement to terminal output
A fun thought occured to me tonight (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box-drawing_character):
harold@freeside:~$ cat << EOF ┌┐ ┌┘╵ └┐ ┌┼┐┌┐┌┐ └┘└┼┼┘└┐ ┌┼┘ ╶┘ └┘ EOF ┌┐ ┌┘╵ └┐ ┌┼┐┌┐┌┐ └┘└┼┼┘└┐ ┌┼┘ ╶┘ └┘
Looks quite good in my terminal (gnome terminal):