Use of comments throughout a career
After hearing people at different points in their career share how they use comments, I've become interested in how prevalent these attitudes are and if different opinions are associated with different times in a person's career. I would love to learn what you use comments for!
What best describes your current/recent use of comments? *
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If any of these have changed since you've started coding, please describe the change & what motivated it.
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When do you add comments? *
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If any of these have changed since you've started coding, please describe the change & what motivated it.
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Comments can help me remember what my code does *
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Comments help me clarify my thinking *
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Comments help me learn *
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Comments can save current and future project developers time *
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Writing isn’t something I’m good at generally *
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Comments are helpful to an individual contributor building a project, but should be deleted before the project is shared *
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Function-level comments are acceptable, but in-line comments are clutter *
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Clear code is self-documenting & doesn’t need comments *
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If any of these have changed since you've started coding, please describe the change & what motivated it.
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How long have you been programming?
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How long (if at all) professionally?
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Describe your path to programming in a sentence or two.
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Are you are interested in having results shared or are would be willing to be contacted w/ a few follow-up questions in six months? *
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