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Old 04-20-2011, 11:54 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by nilshomer View Post
"My code is well-documented" does not get grants unfortunately.
sad but true.
BTW, DeNovoG is right about asking for better comments, unfortunately few bioinfo developers have a sufficient experience in large projects where good commenting is somehow mandatory. Also, I suspect most of the bosses do not look at the code but at results instead (especially when the boss is not a developer...).
My experience: every time I start I try to comment everything, in a few days I start skipping long comments because I'm lazy. After a couple of releases I try to do "offline commenting" and I inevitably wonder "why did I write this? What's that?". At least I try to give functions and variables elucidating names (not simply x, y and i)

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