by shigemk2


97 Things Every Programmer Should Know 17 Comment Only What the Code Cannot Say

What of comments that are not technically wrong, but add no value to the code?

A prevalence of noisy comments and incorrect comments in a codebase encourages programmers to ignore all comments,

What then qualifies as value? Comments should say something code does not and cannot say.

Comment what the code cannot say, not simply what it does not say.