On Driving & Coding   4 comments

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to try out driving a manual car. It was a pretty big change at first, I spent an afternoon figuring out how to start it properly and change gears. It reminded me a bit of switching from something like python to C. First it feels very cumbersome and difficult, but once you’ve gotten used to it, it just feels like a different way of driving. You’ll still get caught up every now and then, like hitting an invisible clutch when you’re in an automatic, but once you learn it, you don’t forget it. In the same way, I think hacking in C is just a different way of accomplishing the same thing. I’m careful not to stretch the analogy too far, but I think it’s a nice one. :)

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Posted 14/04/2010 by Emmanuel Jacyna in General Life

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4 responses to “On Driving & Coding

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  1. Great analogy! I really like it!
    Recently I started posting interestnig analogies I found on the web on blog.ygolana.com. I thought it could be a good idea to create a place where people can share useful analogies such as yours.

  2. I’m still not sure how I’m going to license my posts, but I’d be happy for it to be included in your blog (which looks like quite a nice one :)

  3. Hi, just to let you know it is posted in blog.ygolana.com. have a look!

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