Are there any code critique sites or similar resources? [closed]

I have noticed when people post example code illustrating some issue that they are having often they will gather a number of comments addressing the quality of the code they presented and not the actual problem asked. This is very helpful–if not well directed. Often, this is wasted effort since the asker is not receptive and the code is regularly chopped down to something small to post leaving lots of rough edges.

In the old days you would see people asking questions like this on comp.lang.lisp and other parts of the comp.lang hierarchy. But that bit of the net kind of sank into the sewers of neglect. Is there a comparable one-stop-shop today?

I am partially asking for selfish reasons, I know how to write good idiomatic C, Lisp, O’Caml, and Java code. But I learned C++ pre-template and STL, those rusty skills are not really applicable to today’s C++. I have picked up languages like Scala in a vacuum and get by, but am I really doing it correctly?

There are so many ways you can abuse a language, I am currently working against a codebase of Fortran written in C, and I recognize and loathe the “that guy” who wrote it. I don’t want to be someone else’s “that guy” if I can help it. Just because it works does not mean that one did not totally miss the boat on how it should have been done.

Do you seek out this type of critique? If so how, where and why? What types of benefits do you derive from it? How about abuse and trolls?

Edit: Removed atrocious overuse of the word often, that is what I get for jumping back between compiles 😉

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You could always try posting the code here, as long as you make it clear that the intent of the question is for people to analyze the style and quality of your code.

As I type that, I realize that perhaps meta would probably be a better place to discuss this… shows a lot of examples of really bad code, which in many ways is as helpful as great code. IMO we all learn from both the good and the bad in life and in work…

There also site like

I personally find most helpful discussing a snippet of code shared somewhere live in some of the programming IRC channels in freenode.

Well, these days you cannot post anything in comp.lang.javascript without being bashed to death 😉

I also follow the Python groups — where programming style and the use of idiomatic forms helps a lot in writing cleaner and faster code.

Likewise, in comp.databases, any suggestion of reworking one’s queries or schemas should be given due weight, people there know the kind of problems I’ll have when my data grows 1000x.

I appreciate this type of critique but also take it with a grain of salt — after all I am the only one to know all of the constraints under which my software is being built… and very often, a UI expert or a DBA is not aware of the kind of problems there may be at the other end of the spectrum.