[pmwiki-users] Proposed change to pmwiki.php: Markup_e

John Rankin john.rankin at affinity.co.nz
Fri Feb 7 13:38:44 CST 2014

> If brevity over clarity is the goal, why not just code everything in APL?
> http://signalvnoise.com/posts/3250-clarity-over-brevity-in-variable-and-method-names
> As one commenter put it:
> A program IS NOT communication between a human and the machine.
>> It's a communication between a developer and the next developer.
Exactly right.

In this particular case, I would be writing

  Markup_e( ... , 'return');

many, many times. My inclination would be for pmwiki to provide 'return'
and I would include a comment:

# Markup_e( ... , $r); means "return the replacement code"
$r = 'return';

Then write:

Markup_e( ... , $r);

John Rankin

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