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Re^3: Worst blog post ever on teaching programming

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Apr 03, 2006 at 16:24 UTC ( #540973=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Worst blog post ever on teaching programming
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The most succinct encapsulation I've seen of your oh so eloquant dissertation above, is something I read in someone tag line somewhere. From memory it went something like:

In theory, theory is enough. In practice, it isn't!

Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
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Re^4: Worst blog post ever on teaching programming
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 03, 2006 at 17:07 UTC
    The quote I heard was:
    In theory, theory is the same as practice. In practice, it's not.

      attributed to Yogi Berra.

      merlyn likes to give an alternative phrasing:

      The difference between theory and practice in theory is much less
      than the difference between theory and practice in practice.
       — e.g. in this clpm post
      We're building the house of the future together.

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[Corion]: ambrus: Details ;)
[ambrus]: Like <c>{ package AnyEvent::Impl:: Prima; use Prima; sub io{ my($s,%r)=@_; Prima::File->new( file=>$r{fh},mask =>("w"eq$r{poll}? fe::Write():fe:: Read())|fe:: Exception,onRead =>$r{cb},onWrite =>$r{cb}, onException=>$r{cb }) } sub timer { ... } push @AnyEvent::REGI
[ambrus]: argh, too long, let me try on scratchpad
[Corion]: . o O ( I seem to have improved my skills of getting other people to write code for me )
[ambrus]: ambrus's scratchpad

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