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Friday, September 16, 2005

Virtuous, me?

As attributed to Larry Wall:

Three Virtues of Programming

  • LAZINESS: The quality that makes you go to great effort to reduce overall energy expenditure.
  • IMPATIENCE: The anger you feel when the computer is being lazy.
  • HUBRIS: Excessive pride, the sort of thing Zeus zaps you for. Also the quality that makes you write (and maintain) programs that other people won't want to say bad things about.
From http://kw.pm.org/talks/0204-modules/slide013.html and elsewhere.

I am pleased to note that I qualify on all three counts.


1 Comments:

  • The quick brown fox
    The importance of using fixed-width fonts in some situations cannot be stressed enough.
    ##phonesex##

    By Blogger MissMega, at 10:28 pm  

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