[Haskell-cafe] Re: Top Level TWI's again was Re: [Haskell] Re: Parameterized Show

Keean Schupke k.schupke at imperial.ac.uk
Tue Nov 23 05:02:58 EST 2004

Off topic, but interesting, Someone else keeps quoting this at me... I 
prefer Knuth - paraphrased as I cant remember the quote - The best 
software projects are the ones where the source code has been lost about 
half way through the development and started from scratch.

The point is programmers start by exploring a problem space without 
understanding it. Poor programmers just accept the first solution they 
put down. Good programmers re-implement. Great programmers have a sixth 
sense of when things are about to get ugly, and start again (and the 
better you are the less you actually have to implement before you 
realise things can be refactored for the better)...

Graham Klyne wrote:

> What's my point in all this?  I supposed it might be summed up as: 
> "The best is the enemy of the good".
> #g
> --

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