I'm curious - what would you consider evidence that someone is or isn't a good programmer? I'd be willing to bet we could find a number of examples of his code somewhere on the Net. Granted, it probably won't be in Perl, but I'd bet the code would be pretty decent.
Likewise, the same argument could be made for Larry's code. I mean, his biggest accomplishment is almost 20 years old. How much of Perl5.8 or 5.6 did Larry actually write? He's just a designer, right?
My criteria for good software:
- Does it work?
- Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?
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