Monday, 06 May, 2002
How To Keep People From Asking Questions
We've found by experience that people who are careless and sloppy writers are usually also careless and sloppy at thinking and coding (often enough to bet on, anyway). Answering questions for careless and sloppy thinkers is not rewarding; we'd rather spend out time elsewhere.
Elsewhere being, I suppose, hacking away at some code. You know as well as I do that most hackers are careless and sloppy writers. Does it follow, then, that they also are careless and sloppy at thinking and coding? I believe that to be the case, and the state of most open source software I've seen certainly supports that assumption.