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QuestionIs if-then-else now considered to be as obsolete as goto? Pin
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jschell7-Jul-21 6:57
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swampwiz wrote:
This article purports


First of course writers have different goals than programmers. Always keep that in mind when reading postings on the web.

From the link

"New requirements come along. Who would have thought? You were so sure nothing would happen"

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Attempting to write code in case something might happen is a sure way to lead to code that is difficult to maintain.

If you already have requirements, even if it is just from a whiteboard, then your design and implementation should, of course, take that into account. But if you are claiming that you are writing your code to make it easy to add requirements that are unknown then you are at least ignorant of the challenges of maintaining legacy code. Especially if your claim is for something that might happen far in the future.

What actually ends up happening with that hubris is that code must be maintained for years or decades despite the fact that it serves no purpose. The complexity actually makes it harder, not easier, to add new features because it is more complex.

The best you can do now for such future possibilities is to write code that is easy to understand. And to make it clear how the code that you wrote now meets the requirements that you have now. Then that programmer 10 years from now who must add a feature that is actually needed then, will at least be able to understand what your code actually is doing and very likely needs to continue to do even with the new feature in place.
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QuestionIn OO, How to handle the object parameter of a method Pin
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