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Re: some comments and complaints on the code (issue 5651069)

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: some comments and complaints on the code (issue 5651069)
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:54:57 -0200

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 9:52 AM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:

>> I disagree.  Reading code the first time is hard, that is true, but
>> unless anything surprising is happening, it does not deserve a
>> comment. The more you read code, the easier it becomes, and think of
>> this as you learning how to read.  In an analog: beginners books may
>> feature simpler words, hy-phe-na-te all words explicitly and use
>> pictures, but that doesn't mean literature for grownups should have
>> those.
> The problem with much of the LilyPond code base is not that it is short
> in comments paraphrasing the code:


> I've just looked at the part combiner code, and it creates complex GOOPS

We're talking about the note collision code, though.

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