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Re: Stupid Emotional Programmer Attachment, anyone?

by castaway (Parson)
on Oct 31, 2003 at 17:46 UTC ( #303628=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Stupid Emotional Programmer Attachment, anyone?

Guilty too. (Currently of im2 - cos lots of people seem to like it, and a telnet client in perl which probably isnt anyones dream but mine.. ).

I wouldn't call it stupid though. It's what keeps us going at times, when we want to get the damn thing working, are too proud to give up, etc. What irks when someone suggests a simpler or better solution (or a module which does what we just laboured hours to do), is that we don't want to admit the time spent was wasted. Which we'd have to, if we accepted that there were better ways of doing it.

As someone else said, that can be a bad thing too, especially in work situations where it would be better to have maintainable/portable code, than whichever spaghetti we don't want to improve..

You live and learn though.. I'm on the 3rd (or is it 4th) incarnation of one of my programms, and it's still improving, sometimes you just have to throw the whole thing away and start again..


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