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Code Craft by Pete Goodliffe

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Righteous Wars?

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.

George Orwell

Engaging in holy wars over code layout is unproductive and a waste of time; there are far more important things to focus our attention on. But beware—code layout is not the only hot potato in the programming community. You could extend this to cover editors, compilers, methodologies, the One True Language,[2] and beyond.

These little commotions have been going on for years. They'll continue to go on. And no one will ever win. No one will ever manage to establish the right answer, because there is no right answer. These arguments are just an opportunity for one person to try to enforce his or her particular (carefully formed) opinion on others, and vice versa. After all, ...

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