Psychos and code

I was researching a programming issue today and came across this fantastic quote from a usenet post in 1991, still good advice today:

“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.  Code for readability.”
– John F Woods

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If people were programming languages … again

Well that’s weird. I took a quiz back in 2009 and was personality matched to the programming language COBOL (old and stodgy but reliable).  I came across the link and had another go and this time I got:

You are PHP. You enjoy the World Wide Web. You are constantly changing the way you do things, and this tends to confuse people who work with you.
Which Programming Language are You?

And what’s wierd is that I’m currently working in PHP. Ain’t that funny?

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