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I was once asked by a high school principle why programmers were such terrible writers.

I replied that all the good programmers I know are also good writers. That if you can write an essay, you can code. Because it's all just organizing your thoughts and communication.

Best job interview I ever had asked me to bring writing samples (not just code).




> I was once asked by a high school principle why programmers were such terrible writers.

Was that someone that worked at a high school who had a surfeit of principles, or was it the person that ran the school - ie. a principal?




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