John,

Given that many programmers have been trained to believe that opportunism
is bad, it is also likely that observation of programming evokes


Are many programmers taught anything and if they are does it go in
one ear and out the other?

I think most developers pick up a rag bag of habits that work.

Also one thing about analyzing code is that you quickly learn that what
developers say they do and what they actually do often have little
in common.

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