J Haas wrote:
> My friends, when ONE OUT OF EVERY SIX of your code lines consists of
> just the

John McCain, is that you? ;)

> word "end", you have a problem with conciseness. I recognize that
> syntactically-

A line consisting of just /\s+end/ is of very low complexity, however.

> significant indentation is not perfect, and it would bring a few pain
> points
> with it. But let me say that again: ONE OUT OF EVERY SIX LINES, for
> crying out
> loud! This should be intolerable to engineers who value elegance.
> "Streaks"
> means what you'd expect: there are four places in the scanned files
> that look
> like this:
> 
>             end
>           end
>         end
>       end
>     end
>   end
> end
> 
> This is *not* DRY. Or anything remotely resembling it. This is an
> ugly blemidh on a language that otherwise is very beautiful.

It's a blemish all right, but not on the language.

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