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Re: "Cleverness" from HOP

by bluto (Curate)
on Jun 11, 2009 at 16:22 UTC ( #770696=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to "Cleverness" from HOP

...and such cleverness may not be available.

All code requires a certain level of smarts from maintenance programmers, and it varies by topic. If you are writing an OS kernel there will be things in there that must be clever, or terribly inefficient. In that case if a maintenance programmer can't cut it, the solution is to get someone that can, not put training wheels on the kernel code.

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Re^2: "Cleverness" from HOP
by missingthepoint (Friar) on Jul 08, 2009 at 10:15 UTC
    if a maintenance programmer can't cut it, the solution is to get someone that can

    Amen. "Things should be as simple as possible, and no simpler." - A. Einstein.

    The zeroeth step in writing a module is to make sure that there isn't already a decent one in CPAN. (-- Pod::Simple::Subclassing)

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