Programming is great because you can just take that huge messy chuck from the middle of your function and hide it away under a new name in a new function and feel good about how you "cleaned up" the original function by abstracting the internals.
This is exactly how I used to clean my room as a kid - I'd refactor all the junk on the floor to be under my bed. Boom - problem solved.
@bigzaphod Wait … is that not how it is to be done as an adult?! 😬
@bigzaphod I feel assaulted by this toot.
@bodomit truth is painful.
@bigzaphod Once seem an undergrad have every single expression as a separate function... I imagine it’s what Perl is supposed to look like but this was Java 101...
@bigzaphod i'll take "what is a module boundary" and "what are contracts" each for $5,000, Alex
@bigzaphod this practice shall now be called "sweeping it under the rug". Lol
@bigzaphod its even better you can put it away in a whole different file
if its really bad you can make it into a *module* and publish it and never have to look inside ever again
its great i can never think about all the horrid things i've done out of laziness or spite
@bigzaphod "yeah, yeah ... I found a new object I hadn't considered before..." 😂
@bigzaphod I did this today :)
@bigzaphod I've started using code regions instead to remind myself that it's still a mess, and only create separate private methods when I need to reuse code. That's helped keep things actually clean.
@bigzaphod true story
@bigzaphod well, that works only so long as you have room under the bed (unless you happen to be hiding a TARDIS under there). :)
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