I recently had a quick look at the first blog post I ever wrote, Should you write comments?. This triggered me to question whether I still take the same stance around comments that I did when I wrote the post (over two years ago now).
I am not 100% sure where I stand now. I still think that pretty much everything I wrote is what I do nowadays. But, I think there are a few more situations now where I am willing to use comments.
While I spend a bit more time thinking about this myself, I think it is worth seeing what you all believe when it comes to writing comments. Maybe then, I can better collate my thoughts and possibly write a follow-up post that documents what I do now and what caused me to change my opinion.
So, should you write comments?
When do you write them?
What do put in them?
Where do you put them?
Do you think you can write too many comments?
Are there times/projects where comments are more important?
And if not:
What do you do instead?
Are there times where you have been tempted to write comments