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Perhaps there is scope for a list of Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Falsehoods Programmers Believe.



Let's start then:

1. Everything said in every "Falsehoods Programmers Believe..." list is true.

The Falsehoods sound like ultimate truths only because of the literary genre. They sound like they were written by an expert who not only knows what's true, but also knows what we think we know, which kind of automatically takes him/her to the next level of expertise.


3. Every falsehood that is true should be accounted for.

4. Every falsehood that is true CAN be accounted for.

5. Making your code compatible with a falsehood doesn't come with a price.

6. There are no falsehoods which are mutually exclusive.


> Every falsehood that is true

Hmm.


2. There exists a "Falsehoods Programmers Believe" list that is entirely true.


Love that idea! Please help me compile a list there: https://github.com/kdeldycke/kevin-deldycke-blog/blob/master... :)




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