program to generate data helpful in finding duplicate large files

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Fri Sep 19 19:07:51 CEST 2014

On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 2:22 AM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
> I heard one of them mention that even though he sees the words are
> misspelled, he deliberately doesn't bother fixing them because its not
> important. I guess he just liked the look of his text having highlighted
> words scattered throughout the editor.
> Some other things programmers have taught me are unimportant:
> - accurate, up-to-date documentation;
> - error checking;
> - correctness;
> - code that meets functional requirements;
> - telling the project manager that you're going to miss a hard deadline;
> - turning up to work the day after deploying a new system, so you will
>   be on hand if something goes wrong.

We all have our different perspectives on what's important. I see code
and coding as more important than sleep, so I've been known keep
coding long past everyone else is in bed. (Though extreme states of
sleep deprivation do tend to result in code that needs to be corrected
later, so there are limits.) Maybe your bovine orkers just have
different priorities. Like KLOC production, or their TPS reports.

Also: Agree with your links.


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