Wed, 12 Mar 2008

Bricklayer, not cathedral builder.

I'm always a little uncomfortable with "fuzzy" programming topics; much better to judge between two specific pieces of code. The big issues are important but it's hard to say something new on that topic which will help people code better. Most useful stuff has been said already.

Nonetheless, for my OLS keynote years ago I did have a point which I felt was underappreciated, and managed to rope it down to actual guidelines so the idea was of practical use. I'm going to revisit that topic in my next few blog posts, because unfortunately my OLS keynote was not recorded anywhere for me to simply point to, and there has been some maturing of these ideas since then.

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