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: rather than repeating the same answers over and over.

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

    ++, I don;t find your node to be utter rubbish ... or did you mean to link to something else?

    The way forward always starts with a minimal test.

      Thankyou for the ++. I did mean my response because I spent very little time or thought on it.

      I didn't answer the "there are a lot of things monks are supposed to be, but lazy is not one of them!"" question because I don't know who wrote that and why and I am too lazy to find out .... but if the person who wrote that quote is listening, please don't be lazy and tell us why you wrote it and what you meant and I promise to (non-lazily) update my The First Ten Perl Monks node on the history of Perl monks with your answer.

        Dear eyepopslikeamosquito (our historician:)

        the meaning appears very clear to me given the context: Saints in our Book goes:

        > These are our most cherished users quantitatively speaking. Work hard and you will receive the recognition you deserve! And remember: there are a lot of things monks are supposed to be, but lazy is not one of them!

        Rank is based on XP and XP on parteciapation ie: vote and being upvoted. So laziness is not a monk daily virtue, but operosity.

        That said we all wait the author enlightening us!

        An ancient monks motto fit well (where Ora in our case is Programma ): Ora et Labora


        There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
        Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.