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Re: Tricking Our Egos

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 16, 2001 at 08:49 UTC ( #58791=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Tricking Our Egos

The easiest trap to fall into when trying to figure out what's wrong with a piece of code is to look for all the things that are right with it. It goes something like this: "Okay, if $i is zero we'll get through this loop okay, ... the substitute will change the 'barf' in $string to 'arf' ... yeah ... and when it gets here it should print 77 ... right." This mental dialog always ends with, "Well, shoot, that should work!" If I ever find myself saying this, I know I need to back up and realize, "Hey, it doesn't work, that's why you're going through this in the first place!" That's usually enough to kick me into a different groove.

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[marto]: oddly the last time I was there I saw a zeppelin in flight for the first time
[Corion]: ambrus: I don't know how far the budget estimate has been overrun yet
[Corion]: marto: Heh ;) No, you were likely at Tegel or Schönefeld, the new one ("BER") will be somewhat outside of Berlin ;)
[marto]: Corion Schoenfeld, but my friend has been telling me about this new airport for about 7-8 years now :P
[marto]: I doubt it even exists as a building site :P
[ambrus]: Corion: does building airports "somewhat outside of" a city ever work? cities always grow around the airport quickly, because it's practical to be close to it, and after that, people start to complain that the airplanes land so close to their house and sh
[ambrus]: ould keep down the noise

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