Lost in code

On Lidor Wyssocky’s Blog on Optimizing Software Development is a post stating that you should not make your successors feel lost in your code.

Lidor uses a metaphoric story about a person being lost in a city, even though he found a map (which just *might* be of that city).

Clue is: A map is no use unless you know where you are!

Lidor concludes that having a high-level annotated map of the code (helping your successors to find out where in the code they are) reduces maintenance costs.

Sound conclusion!


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