Too early implementation

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sat Apr 18 17:44:12 CEST 2009


In article <f317e00e-042c-4894-83dc-bdd83fbbecfe at y7g2000yqa.googlegroups.com>,
 <stephane.bisinger at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>Well you know, the thing is that according to Pike & Kernighan in "The
>Practice of Programming", your first implementation of a program
>should be scrapped and rewritten from scratch, so your approach might
>not be that wrong after all.

This observation was originally made in _The Mythical Man-Month_ by Fred
Brooks, which ought to be required reading for all programmers.
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