I see no issues with reading your code, plus what I provided in the article are only meant to serve as suggestions. My own examples could definitely be improved as you showed.
I do prefer adding a variable over a comment though, because as you said: comments become stale.
But yeah, this stuff is hard sometimes 😅
Variables become stale too :v
Don't tell me you have never seen something like
They are easier to update though, since once someone finally realizes what that damn thing represents, they can apply a "rename identifier everywhere" refactoring tool.
Haha, yeah good point. I agree that they are easier to update.
I like to use comments as a last resort to explain why a piece of code is written in a certain way or exists in the first place.
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