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Where to document minor design descisions

mike acre
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Joined: Sep 23, 2003
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Do not provide comments that do not add to the comprehensibiltiy of the code.



Design choices must be described briefly but clearly in your comments.


These two sentences seem to contradict each other, or is that last word 'comments' not refering to code comments?

Does anyone decide to write minor design descisions in the code comments?


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Julian Kennedy
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Joined: Aug 02, 2004
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That sentence raised the same question for me. I interpreted it as not meaning code comments.

However, I think it's a good idea to justify certain design decisions in code comments, for example where a design choice might cause another developer looking at your code to think "why did he do it that way?" or "how does this bit work then?"

Jules
 
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