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Yes. If music is on, I want to listen to the music. It's distracting if I'm trying to think about something else.

An interesting exception is in caf├ęs, where I'm fine to hack away as long as the music isn't too loud.

One other point about music while programming is that it leads programmers to put headphones on, which I sometimes find detracts from collaboration.




I find that collaboration sometimes detracts from flow. I'm the type of programmer who will put headphones on without even listening to music if I need to get something done.




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