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General Development "In order to be an effective programmer, you need to possess a combination of traits that allow your skill, experience, and knowledge to produce working code. There are some technically skilled developers who will never be effective because they lack the other traits needed. Here are seven traits that are necessary to become a great programmer."
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RE[2]: Almost not accurate
by timalot on Mon 6th May 2013 10:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Almost not accurate"
timalot
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What it means, is you hate repeating stuff over and over. You are "lazy" and therefore program something to do it for you. (IMHO this is the number one trait in a good programmer)

For example if i want to change 10 lines of text in a file, i wont open a text editor and use the keyboard to manually do the repetitive task. I will use a regular expression and sed in a one line script to do it for me.

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