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Quote about thinking of those who come after you.

by sbutton (Novice)
on Oct 09, 2019 at 10:34 UTC ( #11107234=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi, I half remember a quote from way back along the lines of "When coding think about those who come after you, in case they do". I think it was from Tom Christiansen. Whenever I use it most people just look at me blankly, but that's perhaps part of the charm. Occasionally someone gets it. But after much searching, I can't find the original quote. Anyone got a link to it?
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Re: Quote about thinking of those who come after you. (violent psychopath)
by LanX (Archbishop) on Oct 09, 2019 at 11:25 UTC
      The quote I remember (or don't) definitely had the part about someone "coming after you", which was the whole pun. It came from one of the Perl books, "Learning Perl" or "Programming Perl". It's strange that you mention the psychopath one, as that's what prompted me to think back the the "coming after you, in case they do".
Re: Quote about thinking of those who come after you.
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 25, 2019 at 12:43 UTC
    Clarity is key. I've many times had the experience of puzzling out code that was written by a damned fool ... who just happened to be my former self. I had utterly no memory of what the hell I must have been thinking at the time.

      Same fool, different day.

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