I've told my own students how programming conventions are about appreciating reading code and not about making it easier to write, and my frustration at CS curriculum that "doesn't teach you how to read, yet grades you on your poetry" https://twitter.com/leftoblique/status/1114951714807791616
it took me *years* after undergrad to learn to think of my programs as artifacts (“love poems to my future fellow engineers”) and not as write-only Rube Goldberg machines
@wilkie btw. from my experience, you can learn a lot by reading code, especially code written by programmers more experienced than you.
@wilkie Hi! As someone who is relatively new at learning programming, how does one learn to read code? Are there any good resources on this particularly, or anything I can do to learn this better or faster? Or do I just start reading through other people’s code until I “get” it?
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