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Offline tommohawkaction
« Posted 2017-08-12 16:16:10 »

Hello all
I want to know what people think... I'm more of a neat person but not so great at keeping my code neat
Neat code or a early finish product?

Also any advice on keeping code fresh and neat?
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Hand over your head.

« Reply #1 - Posted 2017-08-12 16:41:54 »

All published, profitable software has deeply disturbing code quality. Take a hint Pointing

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Offline KevinWorkman

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2017-08-12 17:31:21 »

Neat code or a early finish product?

Ship it.

Get the product (even if that product is just a small game) out the door. Put a link to it on your portfolio website, and move on to the next project. Take the lessons you learned from the previous project and use them to improve the code quality in your next project.

Any code you write now will look like garbage to you in a year anyway, so there isn't a huge benefit to spending time polishing it. Publish it and move on to the next thing. Hopefully we all get a little less terrible every time we start a new thing. - Coding Tutorials!
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« Reply #3 - Posted 2017-08-12 19:58:39 »

If you are asking this question, then you know exactly when you are spending too much time cleaning up code. Whether you listen to feelings, however, is your choice.
Offline SkyAphid
« Reply #4 - Posted 2017-08-13 04:01:46 »

A general rule of thumb is that if the code is easily adaptable to new scenarios, it's well written.

it just werks
Offline 65K
« Reply #5 - Posted 2017-08-13 06:43:56 »

There is a wide range between a having a neat academic code base and an unreadable horrible mess.
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Offline tommohawkaction
« Reply #6 - Posted 2017-08-14 11:56:45 »

Thats all I need to hear xD
Offline gouessej
« Reply #7 - Posted 2017-08-17 15:53:53 »


You have to start somewhere. My very first game written in RPL uses no method at all  Grin crappiest code ever  Grin

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