Considered Harmful Considered Harmful

by Sevki
3 May 2024
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Considered Harmful Considered Harmful

In the land of computer science, there is one universal truth. The answer to almost all hypothetical questions is "it depends." There is almost never a one-size-fits-all simple answer. It always depends on the context.

Here is a great example of this, Unit Tests Considered Harmful and an unsolicited response Unit tests considered harmful? No..

Both arguments in essence have merit, but they are both wrong, and they are both right.

Because of course fucking of course it all depends on the context.

So the onlything that seems actually harmful is making blanket statements about what should be considered harmful, as that kills any productive conversation.