in reply to Papal infallibility
The c2 wiki has Larry's laziness quote from the book Programming Perl:
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. (p.609)I see Larry's form of laziness more in some monks than others. I've noticed, for example, that haukex displays Larry's form of laziness by often referring to previous well-crafted nodes he's written, such as:
Other monks seem to have discovered an alternative form of laziness by responding quickly with utter rubbish (such as this response) because responding fast often garners more XP than responding slowly with a better answer ... and you can always (non-lazily) come back later with updates to improve the quality.
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Re^2: Papal infallibility
by 1nickt (Abbot) on Jan 23, 2021 at 12:22 UTC