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Article:
  Art and Computer Programming
Subject:   I program like Paul Graham!
Date:   2005-07-05 16:32:53
From:   makeme
TFA quotes Paul Graham as saying:


"For example, I was taught in college that one ought to figure out a program completely on paper before even going near a computer. I found that I did not program this way. I found that I liked to program sitting in front of a computer, not a piece of paper. Worse still, instead of patiently writing out a complete program and assuring myself it was correct, I tended to just spew out code that was hopelessly broken, and gradually beat it into shape. Debugging, I was taught, was a kind of final pass where you caught typos and oversights. The way I worked, it seemed like programming consisted of debugging."


This is how I program! Maybe I'm not as crappy a programmer as I originally thought!