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Pick 100 random programmers in 1970 and most of them would be more comfortable with GOTO-based programming, for variety of reasons, including performance.

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. (Mark Twain, ~150 years ago)"




> "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. (Mark Twain, ~150 years ago)"

That seems to be exactly what hota_mazi is saying.


Not that I'm objecting! I'm commenting. Sometimes stating the obvious helps trigger that "pause and reflect" thing.


Indeed.

Mark Twain's quote is also often misunderstood. It doesn't mean you should never be in the majority, it's about always questioning your choices.

Personally, I go one step further and I always pause and reflect, whether I'm in the majority or not.




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