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RE: Another great PDP-11 page; photo of Richie & Thompson & PDP-11
I particularly enjoyed Real Programmers Code of Conduct from the
aforementioned web site... -Bob
Real Programmers Code of Conduct
Real programmers don't write specs -- Users should consider themselves lucky
to get any programs at all and take what they get.
Real programmers don't comment their code. If it was hard to write, it should
be hard to read.
Real programmers don't write application programs, they program right down on
the bare metal. Application programming is for feebs who can't do systems
Real programmers don't eat quiche. They eat twinkies, and szechevan food.
Real programmers programs never work right the first time. But if you throw
them on the machine they can be patched into working in only a few 30-hours
Real programmers don't write in Fortran. Fortran is for pipe stress freaks and
Real programmers never work 9 to 5. If any real programmers are around at 9
am, it's because they were up all night.
Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in
BASIC, after the age of 12.
Real programmers don't document. Documentation is for simps who can't read the
listings or the object deck.
Real programmers don't write in Pascal, or Bliss, or Ada, or any of those
pinko computer science languages. Strong typing is for people with weak
Real programmers know better than the users what they need.
Real programmers think structured programming is a communist plot.
Real programmers don't use schedules. Schedules are for manager's toadies.
Real programmers like to keep their manager in suspense.
Real programmers think better when playing adventure.