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Discussion on: Comments Are The Only "Code Smell"

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Michael D. Stemle, Jr.

I don't normally agree with articles like this, as I feel so much of what we do in this particular human endeavor is subjective.

I completely agree, though. I'd go one step further and say that we should document our intent. I've gone into far too much code a few years after it was written and wondered why things were done the way they were. It's risky to have code like that, you never know what is intentional, what is a bug, and what is a common-law feature.