end of print = lower productivity ?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Tue Nov 25 21:08:17 CET 2008


cptnwillard at gmail.com schrieb:
> On Nov 25, 5:05 pm, peter <peter.saba... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> BUT you now can do
>>
>>>>> p = print
>>>>> p("f")
>> Voila, 4 keystrokes saved :-)
> 
> All right. Let's talk about that.
> 
> When I write "print", it is both effortless and instantaneous : my
> hands do not move, a wave goes through my fingers, it all happens in a
> tenth of a second.
> 
> Contrast this with what one has to go through to catch the SHIFT key,
> and then the "(" : move the left hand, press SHIFT, move the right
> hand, aim "(", press, miss, press again. Same thing at the end of the
> function call.
> 
> I know it sounds ridiculous, but it does *impair* my debugging
> productivity. Taylor would agree.

If the relative difference between pressing space & ( impairs your 
absolute debugging productivity, it pretty much follows that the latter 
must be very low for such a minimal overhead to make such a difference.

Try learning touchtype. Might increase your debugging, programming & 
writing productivity manyfold.

Diez



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