Pet Peeves

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JRL
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Pet Peeves

Post by JRL » Wed Mar 22, 2023 3:30 pm

Everybody has them (PP). Something that is insignificant yet makes you cringe. Like the F150 I seen (PP) parked sideways in front of an EV charging station. A deliberate ICING event using a known gas hog. Or the misuse of "there" - a position vs "their" - belonging to them vs "they're" - a contraction for they are. Or, as I've mentioned multiple times on this forum, using single character or undescriptive variables. Apparently some people have never revisited a 5000 line script a year after originally writing it. These days I don't even use the foreshortened function names because it makes revisiting old scripts more difficult. Maybe others do a better job of remarking.

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Re: Pet Peeves

Post by Dorian (MJT support) » Wed Mar 22, 2023 3:46 pm

Your not alone in those pet peeves <<< see what I did there?

And those two-space parking people! Grrr.

But at least your neighbour's daughter hasn't recently taken up playing the drums (like ours has).
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Re: Pet Peeves

Post by PepsiHog » Wed Apr 26, 2023 11:40 pm

Not sure if it's really a pet peeve, but I agree that a macro that is not noted can become a nightmare to go back to. I used to think, "I know what this does, I don't need to note anything, I just know." But put that macro down and come back a few days later, when your not thinking in the same way, and that script can look like Japanese. And then I have to sit there reading through it, trying to remember what I was thinking.

Nowadays, I note almost EVERY line. Tell what I'm thinking and what the next line or lines will do. Saves me all kinds of time.

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Little edit: And I tend to write my notes as though I were explaining it to someone else. That way I keep what I'm noting clear.
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