[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.


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

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