June 19th, 2005 Comments Off on Laziness

Laziness is one of the fundamental virtues of programming, together with impatience and hubris. Laziness to never solve manually something you can solve automatically. As you can see, nothing bad about it at all.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work all the time. In the next few weeks, I will have to edit almost 2000 PHP and HTML files manually, cleaning up garbage left by other programmers in countless implementations in many tools along various years. I can fully automate the task because each files is virtuall unique, and was modified to a state in which you can’t almost recognize any structure. There are areas in the content that look identical in the screen but whose code is uttely different from that in similar files in terms of formatting, case, and nesting.

Since I’m not doing this, I will have to pay somebody else to do it. Laziness. Laziness.

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