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Re: I need more...

by jobi (Scribe)
on Nov 19, 2004 at 13:34 UTC ( #408990=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I need more...

Seems by some of the poll answers that an explanation of the choices might be in order:
(At least if we want to stick to a Perl culture frame of reference)

From Programming Perl, 2 ed, by Larry Wall:

Laziness
The quality that makes you go to great effort to reduce overall energy expenditure. It makes you write labor-saving programs that other people will find useful, and document what you wrote so you don't have to answer so many questions about it. Hence, the first great virtue of a programmer, Also hence, this book. See also impatience and hubris. (p.609)

Impatience
The anger you feel when the computer is being lazy. This makes you write programs that don't just react to your needs, but actually anticipate them. Or at least pretend to. Hence, the second great virtue of a programmer. See also laziness and hubris. (p.608)

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. Hence, the third great virtue of a programmer. See also laziness and impatience. (p.607)


(But then again, I might just be lacking in the humor department today...)
jobi


Comment on Re: I need more...
Re^2: I need more...
by wolfger (Deacon) on Nov 19, 2004 at 18:36 UTC
    re: Impatience... That simply doesn't apply. My computer is never lazy. I run Seti@Home in my spare cycles. :-)

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    Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it - even if I have said it - unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
    (Buddha)

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