re: Compact or Verbose Codestyle? VIEW POST


Isn’t it strange how the former seems practical if you’ve spent all day working in React using conditional rendering?

If I walked into that piece of code, it would churn my brain for a while, and yet the same expressed as a ternary operation would make sense to me immediately.

If I were a new developer, only the latter would give me hope.

I think compact code is beautiful, but I prefer verbose code because it is quickly understood. There is a balance, and if I feel like compact is the way to go, I’ll balance with comments. In the case of a ternary operator, I explain it once per file so that a more junior developer will have a clue to cling to.

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