Programming and Extremism


The evils of extremism are evident from code. Good code is written efficiently, doing only what is required to accomplish the task. Good code is written incrementally, making small changes over time.

In life, nature abhors extremes. Extremists follow single-minded goals, going far beyond what is necessary to handle the problems it seeks to solve. Unlike good code, extremism is incredibly inefficient. Good code remains efficient, accomplishing its task and exiting.

If leaders would become like code, the world would be a better place. Politicians budget great resources and establish new programs to accomplish their tasks. Good code only devotes the necessary resources to the task at hand.

If the world of people worked like good code, all things would benefit.

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