Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Prescriptive vs. Descriptive

I like descriptive writing. (e.g. Ron Jeffries/Martin Fowler)

Basically, they describe what they've done and the outcome.

I dislike prescriptive writing. (e.g. Scott Ambler).

They describe what you should do to be successful.

I read a bunch of my previous blogs. The ones I like are descriptive, the ones I dislike are prescriptive. I'll try to be more descriptive.


Blogger Vladimir Levin said...

Hmm, should be possible to write a program to convert :)

e.g. You should write short methods
so your code is more readable =>
I wrote short methods and my code became more readable. :)

6:34 p.m.  

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