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CO538 Anonymous Questions and Answers Keyword Index

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Keyword reference for duplicating-code


Question 29 (2001):

Do we lose marks if our code has repeating sections - that is if it works according to specification can we still get full marks even if the code is very long?

Answer 29:

Yes -- I'm afraid you will lose marks for this. Source code must not only be correct, it must be easy to see that it is correct (and, hence, maintain). This means that elegance, neatness and simplicity matters. Code that needlessly repeats the same lines with only trivial differences (e.g. in some magic numbers) is none of the above.

Keywords: duplicating-code

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