Perl Program Repair Shop and Red Flags
Mark-Jason Dominus, Chief Programmer, Plover Systems Co.
Date: Thursday, July 27
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Location: Portland 251
He will take as a case study a program contributed by a programmer he doesn't know and examine it in detail to see how to improve it. The session focuses on "red flags," which are obvious warning signs in the code that are plainly visible if you are looking for them. The techniques for improving code are easy, and require little thought or ingenuity. The motto of this class is "no clever tricks."
Participants are encouraged to submit their own code for anonymous review in the class. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.