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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




In reply to Re: Re: KISS and Occam's Razor by tachyon
in thread KISS and Occam's Razor by hsmyers

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