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The Fallacy of DRY – Entropy Wins

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/18

A must read post on why “Do Repeat Yourself” can be a good thing [WayBack/Archive.isThe Fallacy of DRY – Entropy Wins by Jeroen de Dauw (of WikiMedia Germany fame).

Ultimately, you want code to be easy to understand. This that when you apply the “Don’t Repeat Yourself” principle you need to ask yourself if the resulting code is still easy to understand.

He did some great talks too, for instance bit.ly/econ-cleancode, aan almost half our talk with open source slides which he [WayBackpresented during Source Code Berlin 2016

–jeroen

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