systemhalted by Palak Mathur

Are Lazy Programmers The Best programmers?

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“Lazy programmers are the best programmers!” You will often here this when someone automates a task that takes x time units spending y time units and obviously here x < y.

I personally find this a good joke if told once. However, this has been repeated so many times that I find it offensive. People who try automating their work/task are not lazy. They are trying to be efficient in a longer run.

If I have to repeatedly do the same work manually, I will probably never be able to do that. Instead, I will automate it. I can use the script over and over again without having to manually do that mundane task.

Similarly, I will spend time setting my IDE and spending time on fixing all issues before I first write a single line of code. Why? Because I need to use the IDE day-in and day-out to get things done. There is a reason why people are crazy about their dot files and Emacs configurations. The right settings makes your life easier.

Lazy programmers do nothing. Lazy programmers are not programmers!

Behavior   Productivity   Software Engineering