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..not only does it go the other way around, but (and many computer-scientist-types take umbrage at this sort of claim) being a good writer is almost more important than being a good 'coder' (unless you are the only one who will ever see your code, which rarely happens in most environments)

When you consider that even a simple "hello world" program can be intentionally coded as an "obfu" its easy to envision larger scale code becoming easily unmanagable because it doesn't have a clear beginning, middle and an end.

What's worse, a novelist doesn't have to worry about characters that misbehave (library modules with bugs) phrases that dont work on particular types of paper (platform-specific dependencies) or chapters that unexpectedly go on forever (runaway loops). A 'coder' has to worry about all of these, and thus has an even greater responsibility to 'weave these contingencies' into the overall 'story' to prevent it from becoming 'unreadable'.


In reply to Re^2: noveling and software design by dimar
in thread noveling and software design by apotheon

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