Why it's good to be a "lazy" programmer

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by David Filmer, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. David Filmer

    David Filmer Guest

    Years ago, I read the musings of one of the "great Perl gurus" (I believe it
    was Larry himself, though it might have been Randal or Tom or maybe somebody
    else) who described several good reasons that laziness was a virtue among
    programmers (when "laziness" is viewed in the proper perspective, of
    course!). I wanted to revisit this topic, but unfortunately I don't remember
    exactly where I read this, and I don't reacll enough of the content to
    construct an effective Google search. Can somebody point me in the right
    direction?

    Thx!
    David Filmer, Oct 14, 2004
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  2. In article <>,
    "David Filmer" <> wrote:

    > Years ago, I read the musings of one of the "great Perl gurus" (I believe it
    > was Larry himself, though it might have been Randal or Tom or maybe somebody
    > else) who described several good reasons that laziness was a virtue among
    > programmers (when "laziness" is viewed in the proper perspective, of
    > course!). I wanted to revisit this topic, but unfortunately I don't remember
    > exactly where I read this, and I don't reacll enough of the content to
    > construct an effective Google search. Can somebody point me in the right
    > direction?


    I suspect googling for "laziness impatience and hubris" will find what
    you recall...

    like this:
    http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?LazinessImpatienceHubris

    cheers,

    big
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    Iain Chalmers, Oct 14, 2004
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