I'm not sure I follow your analogy.

Craftsmen build things? Non-craftsmen don't build things? Craftsmen don't plan? Architects aren't good at specifics?

What if you hired a painter to design your housing development? Would he be as bad at it as your carpenter might be because a painter is a craftsman? Can an architect not be a craftsman?

Let me be specific: I believe that the source code is the design. Compiling is the manufacturing. Engineering is, what, measuring the tensile strength of a stable quicksort algorithm?


In reply to Re: Re: Programming Versus Engineering by chromatic
in thread (OT) Programming as a craft by revdiablo

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