[erlang-questions] Style wars: junk comments

Ivan Uemlianin <>
Wed Sep 12 11:24:21 CEST 2012

On 12/09/2012 10:18, Pierpaolo Bernardi wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Ivan Uemlianin <> wrote:
>> If you are reading code on paper, it helps if functions are positioned
>> predictably in the stack of paper.  Alphabetic ordering of functions and
>> grouping functions into sections are two good ways of doing this.
> "Reading code on paper" has already been mentioned some times in this thread.
> But really people read code on paper, nowadays?

Yes.  Presumably at least the people who have mentioned it already.

It is very easy to underestimate the convenience, reliability, and power 
of paper and pencil (and perhaps crayons).


Ivan A. Uemlianin PhD
Speech Technology Research and Development


               "hilaritas excessum habere nequit"
                  (Spinoza, Ethica, IV, XLII)

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