Every Talk With a Consulting Company Ever, Re: Commenting*

You: Our current code is completely uncommented. Do you comment your code?

Them: Yes, we comment.

You: Excellent, commented code is very important to us.

Later…

You: This code has no comments.

Them: We will comment after things are done.

You: …really?

Finally…

You: Wait, we’re all finished, where are the comments?

Them: Allow us to explain our methodology of why code comments are actually unneeded and cumbersome.

You:

* Regardless of the relative merits of comments vs. clean code that describes itself, it’s hilarious that anyone takes this particular kabuki dance seriously.**
** I could have probably titled this “Every talk with a programmer ever, Re: Commenting.”  Ah well.

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