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Re^4: Avoiding silly programming mistakes

by olus (Curate)
on Aug 20, 2008 at 10:49 UTC ( #705476=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Avoiding silly programming mistakes
in thread Avoiding silly programming mistakes

Read the documentation carefully, pay attention, sleep well, take pauses and don't drink. Those may help in preventing making mistakes, but does not guarantee they won't happen. I'm a bit far from 22 years of experience in programming and still make silly mistakes. Good practices like the ones pointed by GrandFather will help spotting errors faster.

In your comments I don't see you helping missingthepoint either not making mistakes nor figuring them out.

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Re^5: Avoiding silly programming mistakes
by wol (Hermit) on Aug 20, 2008 at 15:37 UTC
    Sleep well

    Absolutely (and to help acheive this, don't have children till you're in management).

    don't drink

    Unless you'd like to return to your work to be dumbstruck by the arcane working of your mind when augmented with alcohol. Perhaps it could be used to help obfuscation?

      It's proven incredibly hard to hit and maintain the Balmer Peak.

      TGI says moo

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