[Haskell-cafe] Re: Top Level TWI's again was Re: [Haskell] Re:
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".
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