tough-to-explain Python

D'Arcy J.M. Cain darcy at
Sat Jul 11 17:22:42 CEST 2009

On Sat, 11 Jul 2009 14:01:25 +0200
"Hendrik van Rooyen" <mail at> wrote:
> "Programming" is the step of going from the "design" to something
> that tells the machine how to implement the design.
> The creativity could, arguably, be in the "Design".
> Not in the translation to python, or assembler.
> No way.  That is just coding.

One might also argue that divorcing the design from the code is the
problem in a lot of legacy code.  See Agile Programming methods.  Now
you could say that there is a design step still in talking to the
client and making a plan in your head or in some notes but that's like
saying that Michelangelo was done creating after discussing the Sistine
Chapel with Pope Sixtus and that the rest was just a house painting job.

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