Don't you just love writing this sort of thing :)

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Fri Dec 5 12:48:21 CET 2008

On Fri, 05 Dec 2008 23:32:49 +1300, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

> In message <Xns9B6B552DB7E0Dduncanbooth at>, Duncan Booth wrote:
>> ... but the mess you posted is going to be virtually untestable ...
> The "mess" I posted did actually work as written.
>> ... whereas splitting it up into small testable functions will make it
>> much easier for you to actually get somewhere near your goal of correct
>> code.
> The code people write is probably a direct reflection of their thinking
> processes: For example, slow, plodding, one step at a time, incapable of
> imaginative leaps, versus those who operate directly on larger patterns
> at once...

Gosh Lawrence, do tell, which category do YOU fall into? 

I'd probably be able to work it out on my own, if not for me being one of 
the plodders incapable of imaginative leaps.


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