Richard Jones' Log: Lurking on comp.lang.python

Wed, 02 Aug 2006

... I read this, which I'd not seen before:

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it." -- Brian Kernighan

And a related quote:

"To describe something as clever is NOT considered a compliment in the Python culture." --Alex Martelli

On a semi-related note, in response to this challenge I just threw together a basic Sudoku solver while drinking my morning coffee: