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I care about programming and psychology. I am located in Heidelberg, Germany

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Apr
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comment What psychological factors account for code readability?
@MichaelHansen I think it would be best to discuss this in private! Could you send me an email to the address in my profile? :)
Apr
19
comment What psychological factors account for code readability?
Thank you for your answer! I believe that "Cognitive Processing" is too abstract. The speed of the lexical access for example (retrieving what a word means from your mental lexicon) is a well studied construct that explains your answer ($f vs. $first_name) with the word superiority effect. I am looking for constructs like this!
Apr
19
comment What psychological factors account for code readability?
@what This is what I was going for! I assume that not only the length is important for "readability" but also what the identifier says, so its semantics (Compare the old "#define TRUE FALSE // Happy Debugging" Joke). I found that for example F# Code often reads like maths and is completely unreadable, yet very reasonable. This is mostly due to its abstractness and very concise identifiers.
Apr
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comment What psychological factors account for code readability?
Hello user2925, thank you for your answer. I am too planning an experiment right now and I was wondering whether you could share some more of your experiences?
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