"...truly general principals are hard to come by, and ultimately every case is a different case."
November 30, 2008 9:19 PM Subscribe
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Tom ("Duff's Device") Duff
examines improving computer source code to make it more concisely communicate it author's intent, in Reading from Top to Bottom.
Of particular interest, Duff suggests historical reasons many coders don't write code that can be read from top to bottom, taking a first cut at an intellectual history of influences on the styles and convention of coding practice.
While aimed at an audience that codes, this essay can be read and appreciated by a motivated non-coder.