Pedants R us (was RE: Language change and code breaks)

Stephen Horne steve at
Mon Jul 23 06:35:01 CEST 2001

On Mon, 23 Jul 2001 11:21:11 +1000, "Delaney, Timothy"
<tdelaney at> wrote:

>> >Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> >> In my usage, a "programmer" is someone who is a
>> >> professional code-slinger, 8-12 hours a day.
>> >
>> >Eek - I hope you don't really mean that last subclause!
>> A *real* programmer gets in a good six hours code-slinging in their
>> sleep - that period when all the hard problems find their neat
>> original solutions. Apart from the ones that get scribbled on a
>> beer-mat, that is ;-)
>Nah - all the best solutions are worked out in the shower.
>I am currently campaigning for all programmer's cubicles at my place of work
>to have showers installed. I predict that productivity will increase 5-fold.

Apart from one small problem. Half the company will be hanging around
female programmers cubicles to, erm, discuss their programming
problems ;-)

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