Thursday, January 15, 2009
Programmers are mostly bad writers
I find most general programming books to be agonizing to read now (two exceptions are Herb Sutter and Scott Meyers). That methodical, pedantic personality that fits with being a programmer does not produce good writing. And I get the feeling that every programming book author fears that other programmers are going to descend on him like ravenous crows and pick him apart if he is not 100% correct, even if being that correct makes it unreadable.