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You're referring to one of the Perl cardinal virtues: Hubris. Here is an example of code reuse (a minor virtue) from the Camel book (glossary):

laziness

The quality that makes you go to great effort to reduce overall energy expenditure. It makes you write labor-saving programs that other people will find useful, and document what you wrote so you don't have to answer so many questions about it. Hence, the first great virtue of a programmer. Also hence, this book. See also impatience and hubris.

impatience

The anger you feel when the computer is being lazy. This makes you write programs that don't just react to your needs, but actually anticipate them. Or at least that pretend to. Hence, the second great virtue of a programmer. See also laziness and hubris.

hubris

Excessive pride, the sort of thing Zeus zaps you for. Also the quality that makes you write (and maintain) programs that other people won't want to say bad things about. Hence, the third great virtue of a programmer. See also laziness and impatience.

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In reply to Re: Stupid Emotional Programmer Attachment, anyone? by allolex
in thread Stupid Emotional Programmer Attachment, anyone? by talexb

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