Eric Albert on Designing for Readability

Eric Albert agrees with Chen:

In all of these cases, well-designed readable code makes a huge difference. It can be ported or improved faster and with less risk, and the resulting changes, if done right, are themselves far more maintainable in the future. In some cases this has been the difference between a single 5-minute change and weeks of work plus ongoing maintenance for me and other engineers. It’s a very big deal.

Saturday, 7 April 2007