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Re: Re: KISS and Occam's Razor

by tachyon (Chancellor)
on Dec 24, 2001 at 02:28 UTC ( #134115=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: KISS and Occam's Razor
in thread KISS and Occam's Razor

Of course what you say is correct that as you get more experienced you know where to look. Not only that you learn *how* to look. However even programming beginners should have learnt to look for say:

  • typos
  • missing semicolons
  • mismatched quotes
  • incorrectly paired curlies

as these are probably the 4 most common errors. Ever had someone with a simple typo suggest some bizare theorem for the disfunctionality of their code? That was not really the point. It was simply an idle refletion on life the universe and everything.....and I always like the thought of hoofbeats and zebras....

Perhaps the analogy is better with what I teach which is Emergency Medicine rather than coding.

compliments of the season to you

cheers

tachyon

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