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Do most programmers copy and paste code? [closed]

I learned very early on that cutting & pasting somebody else's code takes longer in the long run that writing it yourself. In my opinion unless you really understand it, cut & paste code will ...
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What's a good, concise way to explain the dangers of copy-paste programming to non-programmers? [closed]

I'm looking for a good analogy or metaphor that could illustrate the problems of copy-paste programming to non-programmers. I occasionally do code/system reviews for potential clients, and one of the ...
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Is copy & paste programming bad? [duplicate]

With plain Google as well as Google Code search tools it is easy to find how to program using some resource or solve certain problems (such as create a Java class, or an FTP block in Perl, etc.). So ...