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comment What do you consider the 1st principle(s) of programming?
@kirugai: lol, i expected it to get a few down votes (okay as long as it makes some tired programmer smile)... what i did not expect was for it to get three up votes.
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comment What do you consider the 1st principle(s) of programming?
@kigurai: I was nowhere close to being serious when I gave that answer. Though it IS a common trap, its hardly a guiding principle. Its like saying "Dont drive the car off the cliff" should be the first principle of driving.
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comment What do you consider the 1st principle(s) of programming?
What I'm saying is, that its easy for a good programmer to go back and selectively use his "lessons" as applicable. But once you tell a newborn that its okay to have infinite loops "sometimes", (s)he will think every situation falls in that 1% where infinite loops are allowed.
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comment What do you consider the 1st principle(s) of programming?
Even video game loops have to terminate sometime. (I dont know, im not one) Also, programming is sort of like playing a guitar. Once you are 1337 enough (which you would be if you were a game dev), ignore the basics and let the instincts talk.
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answered What do you consider the 1st principle(s) of programming?