Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The land of good programming

When programmers die, they go to the land of good programming.

Everyone imagines that land in their own way. For some it's a land of Haskell, for others a land of C++. Everyone goes to a different land.

Unfortunately, the more time you spend in your land, the more you realize that it was not intended as an unconditional reward. As your ideas about good programming materialize, you learn to see their drawbacks and blind spots, the things that others pointed out before but you wouldn't listen. In this way, depending on your virtue as a programmer, your land will become either heaven or hell for you.

1 comment:

  1. Most strikingly, for me, you wouldn't have anyone or anything else to blame for your shortcomings.

    People survive by distributing the responsibility for their failures on things or other people. What can you do when there's nobody else, and everything was made to your exact specifications?

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