[Beowulf] Stroustrup regarding multicore
matt at technoronin.com
Wed Aug 27 23:00:34 EDT 2008
On Wed, 27 Aug 2008, Lux, James P wrote:
> But is it harder or easier to do that than to teach the Scientist to
> code? In the long run, the effort in my approach is better invested,
> because it allows you to put 2 or more people to work, rather than just
> one. If the Scientist spends their time coding, then they're not doing
> as much Sciencing.
That is a really terrifying idea. Developing software is so much more
than just coding. Trying to convince a brilliant Ph.D., who can probably
think rings around me, why they should do code reviews, why they should
write an automated suite and why they should implement a thorough
automatic build process is beyond the skill of many of us mere software
It's not what I know that counts.
It's what I can remember in time to use.
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