"Writing in C++ again is like making biscuits. But the simple baking procedure is preceded by growing the wheat, which entails clearing the farmland, digging a well, defending it against the native hordes, establishing irrigation and a working agrarian economy, buying a bunch of fertilizer, plowing the field behind a great big smelly ox, planting the seeds, waiting all winter while the wolves howl outside your cabin, THEN (buried amongst all the templatified, exception-safe and const-driven madness) writing a kernel of meaningful code. Wait, what was I doing? Building a tectonically secure infrastructure for feeding billions of people, or just making biscuits for breakfast? It’s hard to remember after all that epic bullshit."


Landon Dyer. (via actionaad)

I bet Dyer had time to whine write that down while his managed language app was collecting garbage.

You make your biscuits, I’ll be over here making money.

blog comments powered by Disqus
  1. scholvin reblogged this from actionaad
  2. actionaad posted this