If I had a “programming quote of the week” on this blog, this would be the one for this week:

It’s harder to read code than to write it.

Very true indeed. Why?

We’re programmers. Programmers are, in their hearts, architects, and the first thing they want to do when they get to a site is to bulldoze the place flat and build something grand. We’re not excited by incremental renovation: tinkering, improving, planting flower beds.

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One Response to “It’s harder to read code than to write it.”

  1. Ard says:

    I’ve seen it happen often that a programmer bulldozed the place flat and started to build something grand, only to find out after building the first floor that they forgot to place a foundation. Creating a design and blueprints is at least as important.

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