On Mon, 14 Jan 2002 03:48:44 GMT, Albert Wagner <alwagner / tcac.net> wrote:

>2)  it is an attempt to reduce the visual complexity, so as to be able to 
>grasp quickly what is going on in a method; i.e. , condense a snippet that is 
>not duplicated anywhere else into a sort of language shorthand.  I call this 
>the "Watership Down" syndrome: one, two, three, many.  This is the most 
>common reason and the most unjustifiable from a programming standpoint.  

I'd like to hear more about this last sentence ...

Ronald E Jeffries
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