In a previous installment, I discussed the quality of English in comments, arguing that the quality of comments influences the reader’s judgment on the quality of the code as well.
That’s not the only thing that can make code harder or easier to understand. Today (anyway, at the time of writing), I was working on something where arbitrary-looking constants would constantly come up. I mean, constants that you wouldn’t know where they’re from unless there’s a comment. A clear comment. Let’s see some of those.