Good books in computer science?

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Mon Jun 15 00:42:50 CEST 2009


In message <mailman.1558.1245010564.8015.python-list at python.org>, Chris 
Jones wrote:

> Vivaldi vs. Mozart
> 
> And the latter especially had definitely mastered his editor. Just think
> of the sheer volume of the coding he managed during his short life.
> 
> Not many bugs either…

I thought Vivaldi did more. The style of music was such that they could 
virtually sketch it out in shorthand, and leave it to the copyists to expand 
to proper notation for the musicians to play. I imagine that it was also the 
job of copyists to fix the typos.

In other words, high productivity was a direct consequence of adoption of a 
cookie-cutter style.




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