|#2111||Real computer scientists don't write code. They occasionally tinker with|
`programming systems', but those are so high level that they hardly count
(and rarely count accurately; precision is for applications).
|#2112||Real computer scientists like having a computer on their desk, else how|
could they read their mail?
|#2113||Real computer scientists only write specs for languages that might run|
on future hardware. Nobody trusts them to write specs for anything homo
sapiens will ever be able to fit on a single planet.
|#2114||Real programmers disdain structured programming. Structured programming is|
for compulsive neurotics who were prematurely toilet- trained. They wear
neckties and carefully line up pencils on otherwise clear desks.
|#2115||Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine|
doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.
|#2116||Real programmers don't comment their code. It was hard to write, it|
should be hard to understand.
|#2117||Real programmers don't draw flowcharts. Flowcharts are, after all, the|
illiterate's form of documentation. Cavemen drew flowcharts; look how
much good it did them.
|#2118||Real Programmers don't eat quiche. They eat Twinkies and Szechwan food.|
|#2119||Real Programmers don't play tennis, or any other sport that requires|
you to change clothes. Mountain climbing is OK, and real programmers
wear their climbing boots to work in case a mountain should suddenly
spring up in the middle of the machine room.
|#2120||Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in|
BASIC after reaching puberty.
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