[erlang-questions] eep: multiple patterns

Robert Raschke <>
Wed Jun 4 14:51:52 CEST 2008


On 6/4/08, Vlad Dumitrescu <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 7:56 AM, Richard A. O'Keefe <>
> wrote:
>
> > But then,
> > I'm the sort of person of whom it was said "He'd rather be
> > writing programs to help him write programs that help him
> > write programs than write programs that help him write programs."
> > (Anyone help me with the source of that?)
> >
>
> I only got reminded of the slogan of Terence Parr (the maniac behind ANTLR,
> as he puts it himself):
>
> "Why program by hand in five days what you can spend
> five years of your life automating?"
>

I once noted down "I'd rather write programs that write programs than
write programs." credited to some R. Sites. I've no memory of who that
might be though.

Robby

--
"Five days in the lab beats a day in the library anytime."



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