What’s your most controversial programming opinion?

By Deane Barker on March 15, 2009

What’s your most controversial programming opinion?: Someone asked this question on StackOverflow, and the answers were fast and furious. On top of the answers, there are hundreds of comments on the answers. The entire page is a great read.

Opinion: Most comments in code are in fact a pernicious form of code duplication.

[…] Not all programmers are created equal. […] n actual fact, the performance of one developer can be 10x or even 100x that of another.

[…] Programmers who don’t code in their spare time for fun, will never become as good as those that do

[…] If you only know one language, no matter how well you know it, you’re not a great programmer.

[…] Print statements are a valid way to debug code

And my favorite:

The use of hungarian notation should be punished with death.

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