- Aug 2022
As someone recently pointed out on HN, it's very common nowadays to encounter the no-one-knows-else-what-they're-doing-here refrain as cover—I don't have to feel insecure about not understanding this because not only am I not alone, nobody else understands it either.
Secondly, if your code is hard to understand regarding its use of
this, then your code his hard to understand.
thisisn't super easy, but it's also not hard. Your code (or the code you're being made to wade into) probably just sucks. The
thisconfusion is making you confront it, though, instead of letting it otherwise fly under the radar.* So fix it and stop going in for the low-effort,
* Not claiming here that
thisis unique; there are allowed to be other things that work as the same sort of indicator.