[Haskell-cafe] Tutorial on Haskell
rfhayes at reillyhayes.com
Tue Apr 17 20:46:14 EDT 2007
On Apr 17, 2007, at 4:46 PM, David Brown wrote:
> R Hayes wrote:
>> They *enjoy* debugging ...
> I have to say this is one of the best things I've found for catching
> bad programmers during interviews, no matter what kind of system it is
> for. I learned this the hard way after watching someone who never
> really understood her program, but just kept thwacking at it with a
> debugger until it at least partially worked.
I've seen this too, but I would not use the word debugging to
describe it. I don't think I agree that enjoying debugging is a
sufficient symptom for diagnosing this condition. There are many
people that love the puzzle-box aspect of debugging. Some of them
are very talented developers.
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