Hoc Est Qui Sumus (discoflamingo) wrote,
Hoc Est Qui Sumus
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Found in my book du jour, The Art of Unix Programming

Reinventing the wheel is bad not only because it wastes time, but because reinvented wheels are often square. There is an almost irrestistible temptation to economize on reinvention time by taking a shortcut to a crude and poorly-thought-out version, which in the long run often turns out to be false economy.
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