We programmers have many tools at our disposal and lofty concepts we can use — but that doesn’t mean we should.

Abstraction, I am often told, is “the core concept of programming”. It is true that without it, we would be writing software in byte code, scratching our heads and looking for new careers. Abstraction gave us C. It gave us all manner of languages and concepts with which to express ourselves — as is each programmer’s right. …

Pete Smith

Programmer. Writer of code and prose. Game maker. Server developer. Tall.

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