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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by dws (341) on 2003.04.02 11:48 (#18684) Homepage Journal
    Kent Beck advises this in the back of his book on Test Driven Development. He got the idea from Richard Gabriel, who adopted it from advice often given to writers: Stop a writing session when the dramatic tension is nearly, but not completely, resolved. The mind loves resolution. Without it, your subconscious will continue to churn overnight, and when you pick things up in the morning, you'll have better ideas for how to resolve the tension, and this puts you right back into flow.
    • Beck also points out that this probably only really works if there's just one person/pair on the project.
      • Beck also points out that this probably only really works if there's just one person/pair on the project.
        On the contrary, it probably works ideally well if you're in a pair, and you leave a bug to be fixed overnight, but then don't come in the next day. {grin}
        --
        • Randal L. Schwartz
        • Stonehenge