Subject: Re: is laziness a programer's virtue?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 02:22:33 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.perl.misc,comp.lang.python,comp.lang.lisp,,comp.lang.functional
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Daniel Gee <> wrote:
| You fail to understand the difference between passive laziness and
| active laziness. Passive laziness is what most people have. It's
| active laziness that is the virtue. It's the desire to go out and /
| make sure/ that you can be lazy in the future by spending just a
| little time writing a script now. It's thinking about time
| economically and acting on it.

Indeed. See Robert A. Heinlein's short story (well, actually just
a short section of his novel "Time Enough For Love: The Lives of
Lazarus Long") entitled "The Tale of the Man Who Was Too Lazy To
Fail". It's about a man who hated work so much that he worked
very, *very* hard so he wouldn't have to do any (and succeeded).


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