This is in response to Greg Borenstein’s article titled A Beginner’s Guide to Practical Syntactic Magic: the tale of Hpricot’s sudo-constructor and Stuart Halloway’s follow-up article, With great power comes great responsibility.
Both articles make reference to the odd method-naming tricks used in Why The Lucky Stiff’s Hpricot library for parsing XML (commonly HTML). In light of those tricks, I have a question for you all…
Which of the following two snippets of code would you:
- Prefer to read
- Be inclined to write
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I’m interested in hearing your feedback.