Can you tell me what this const represents?
What about if I include this helpful comment?
The point, kids, is that comments should provide some insight into the variable (or method, or block of code, whatever). This comment would have been just as useful had it been replaced with "I LIEK PERPLE!" instead. If you are working on a complex system, and text/data mining would be a great example since these things tend to be convoluted jumbles of mess anyway, you really owe it to your fellow developers to provide decent names and comments. Without fail, someone will be tasked with fixing something in your code some day, and you can save them a lot of pain by putting some effort into your comments. I know typing is hard and all, but your extra pain will save someone a ton of pain a few years from now. And you never know, it may save you some pain, too. I’m not above running someone over in my car "accidentally." *evil grin*