Here's an interesting perspective: Code Is Not Literature gigamonkeys.com/code-reading/

It addresses a puzzle:

> [So many programmers say], “People should read code” but few people seem to actually do it. I’d be surprised if I interviewed a novelist and asked them what the last novel they had read was, and they said, “Oh, I haven’t really read a novel since I was in grad school.” Writers actually read other writers but it doesn’t seem that programmers really do, even though we say we should.

@codesections I frequently read other people's code for work, but also for pleasure/learning. It's sort of a hobby of mine to seek out Helm charts / large bash scripts and dissect them. The awful/arcane/powerful things do with Bash leaves me with a weird mix of respect and nausea =D

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