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Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 22:20:37 -0400
From: dj (DJ Delorie)
To: kentl AT bdc DOT cirrus DOT com
Cc: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Subject: Re: PS: VOTE: CODE STANDARDS

> Formal, written coding standards are for idle middle managers
> who aren't smart enough or flexible enough to read other people's
> code.

Just today, my manager (at work) called and said that *her* manager
wanted a functional spec and design document for a program I was
working on, so they could see what it would look like before I started
writing it.  I told her it (the program) was already done, and if she
still wanted a spec I could send her some screen dumps and a copy of
the source code.

I've found that writing specs almost always takes longer than just
writing the code in the first place, and the code usually comes out
better that way.

DJ

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