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Re: "And even if you don't like your code to be readable (sorry)"
- Subject: Re: "And even if you don't like your code to be readable (sorry)"
- From: RMS at MIT-AI (Richard M. Stallman)
- Date: Sat ,16 Aug 80 22:18:00 EDT
If you were able to figure out that you should put a "sorry" in the
phrase, why not go one step farther and not say it at all.
There is no unanimity about what difference (if any) these
stylistic questions make in program readability. In any case, what to
do about characters is such a minor part of Lisp that no matter what
is done it will not affect the readability of any large program more
than a small fraction. So the statement I quoted is both arrogant and
This is not the way to move a discussion any useful end.