If programming is just the translation of intention to instruction, working with legacy code is all about working back from instruction to intention. Anything you can do to make that job easier would be great...

That's why "why" comments are so much better than "what" comments. I know what your code is doing. I can trace through it with a debugger. But I don't know *why* you did it this way. And that in a way is so much more valuable information.

@SuricrasiaOnline @er1n yes, complaints that were once relevant may be no longer

@er1n @popefucker now I'm thinking about some kind of version controlled diary where it's all just the same file but different commits changei t

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