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Robin Reagan <[log in to unmask]>
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Robin Reagan <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 6 Nov 2000 12:49:47 -0700
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At 11:18 AM 11/6/00 -0500, you wrote:
>You might want to check out Rational Apex. I don't believe you should be
>deciding on whether to qualify names or not simply because you have
>antiquated tools.

The first criteria that I use to decide if I want to reuse someone else's code
is to bring it up and read it (prior to installing/compiling). If I'm going
to rely on this code for my own project, I need (at least) a warm-fuzzy from
looking at it. The issue of finding where the call goes is trivial. I should
have been more clear in my original message. It is just an annoyance to have
to leave where I am (and break my train-of-thought) simply to see that a call
goes to one of several possible places.

Does RA have a free version that runs on FreeBSD/IA-32? (my development
of choice). This is for my own project (at home) and I'm not willing to
spend the
money on a commercial IDE when, even at work, I use emacs because the
IDEs that I have seen/used are not as useable (IMHO). I have emacs heavily
customized and extended. But this is a digression that is better discussed at
another time. :)

I realize this is just a style issue but when writing code specifically to be
used by others, It makes sense to make it as readable as possible. ("readable"
is the part that differs from person to person and makes this a sticky issue
that is unlikely to be solved here).


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