Vigorous Writing is Concise

Vigorous Writing is Concise

I borrowed this phrase from Jon Bentley, who in turn was quoting William Strunk Jr.’s observation in Elements of Style. Jon says that this is true in both English and Programming.

In this chapter titled The Most Beautiful Code I never wrote, from the book Beautiful Code, Jon shows how you can do more and more with less and less.  He takes a quicksort program in C and through a series of steps, makes it smaller and better.

Yes. Vigorous writing is concise. It is a skill I am still working on.


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