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Re: Is it just me...?

by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 14, 2001 at 22:06 UTC ( #88537=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How do I become a good programmer?

I have had some experiences where electrical engineers had exceedingly strange views of how software works -- they used circuit diagrams to explain it. They kept talking about finding bugs in programs by "chopping a circuit in two", and the analogy was completely inappropriate. Would we saw a wristwatch in half to find out what's wrong with it? If your education has been in electrical engineering, you'll need to de-program yourself first. Software is about arrows that point from one box to the next, not 12 squares with circuits connecting all of them.


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Re: Re: Is it just me...?
by stefp (Vicar) on Jun 18, 2001 at 20:36 UTC
    If your education has been in electrical engineering, you'll need to de-program yourself first. Software is about arrows that point from one box to the next.

    Your view of programming looks awfully like flow charts. That is not so far away from electrical engineering. Probably you need to de-program yourself too. :)

    -- stefp

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