[wp-hackers] Inline Documentation Effort was a Failure

Andrew Ozz admin at laptoptips.ca
Wed May 28 03:49:27 GMT 2008

Stephen Rider wrote:
> On May 27, 2008, at 9:54 PM, Matt wrote:
>> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 12:37 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>>> PHP's ability to ignore comments is *extremely* fast, and it's highly
>>> unlikely that you'd notice any performance difference whatsoever.
>> But, it's not as fast as if the comments weren't there. ;)
> I think that removing the documentation from the regular download would 
> discourage new people who are just learning to code.  How many people 
> just starting out will open up a file, see a bunch of dense code with NO 
> commenting, and say "forget it"?
> Even if it adds half a meg to the download -- is this really a problem???
> (Personally, I _still_ don't use SVN.  Too much hassle for too little 
> gain, IMO.)

If it really makes a big difference, perhaps there can be a 
"Developer's" version with all the comments, etc. and a "regular" one 
that's combed out.

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