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Heron-Centric: Ruminations of a Language Designer
Everything I Know About Programming
by Christopher Diggins
July 15, 2005
Everything I know about programming in bullet form.


After twenty years of programming, my knowledge can be summed up in four points:

That's everything I know, depressing isn't it?

Any other fundamental truths you have?


This is actually a follow-up to my first O'Reilly Blog post. Stay tuned in to find out why I now also have a blog at O'Reilly.

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Christopher Diggins is a software developer and freelance writer. Christopher loves programming, but is eternally frustrated by the shortcomings of modern programming languages. As would any reasonable person in his shoes, he decided to quit his day job to write his own ( ). Christopher is the co-author of the C++ Cookbook from O'Reilly. Christopher can be reached through his home page at

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