The Thinking Knee In Coding Practice

This entry is part [part not set] of 2 in the series The Thinking Knee

We’ve spent some time on the thinking-knee, but i’m not quite done with it yet. Let’s narrow our focus for a minute, to matters strictly around code & coding. Programmers have been thinking directly & indirectly about ways to evade or at least mitigate the effect of the non-linear thinking knee more or less forever. Dijkstra’s famout short paper, "Go To Statement Considered Harmful", from ’68, is an early example. He doesn’t invoke the knee explicitly, but the harm he’s …

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