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.

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