Novels and programs (was: Re: [plt-scheme] Prereqs for robotic programming

From: YC (yinso.chen at
Date: Tue Feb 17 18:19:41 EST 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 1:04 PM, maxigas <maxigas at> wrote:

> > That said, "exploratory programming" can easily be taken as an excuse
> > for "I don't want to bother thinking about the problem; I just want to
> > see some code compile and run."
> there was a memorable quote from last year's Chaos Computer Congress:
> "Hours of planning can save
> days of coding." which was turned into the more head-on "Days of coding can
> save hours of
> planning." maxime. :P

I've seen months of planning can saves days of programming as well.  There
is a reason why people rebel against waterfall approaches.

These maxims cut both ways.  It all depends on who's working on the problem.

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