Thank you! Yes, it is a quest for authenticity, not a quest for universals. I believe that I cannot rightfully prescribe advice on “how the world should be” prior to knowing “how myself is”. I would not advice programmers today to use GOTO – they have been dead for decades now in the current day community-programming pools. The paradigm shifted LONG ago away from the LONE PROGRAMMER on a MISSION. Nevertheless, I still strive to understand myself and with that perhaps gain insight into others. From there, maybe I’ll be at a point to say “this is how the world is and how it should be instead” but right now, public introspection is most of wha

Thank you! Yes, it is a quest for authenticity, not a quest for universals.
I believe that I cannot rightfully prescribe advice on “how the world should be” prior to knowing “how myself is”.
I would not advice programmers today to use GOTO – they have been dead for decades now in the current day community-programming pools. The paradigm shifted LONG ago away from the LONE PROGRAMMER on a MISSION.
Nevertheless, I still strive to understand myself and with that perhaps gain insight into others. From there, maybe I’ll be at a point to say “this is how the world is and how it should be instead” but right now, public introspection is most of what I’m doing.
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Music composition, writing and programming progresses the same way for me:
I output.
Occasionally I have projects but they all have salient completion points. That is, I will not leave until I have a working program, even if it does less than I ultimately want it to do.
This prevents me from editing as each time I am doing something new that just happens to use old code as raw material.
So, I really don’t know what “debugging” is in a real sense because for me it’s no more than backspacing as I type, or some copy and paste as I go. But once I hit “send” for a message like this or “compile” for a program? If it works, I’m done.
There may be another “done” in the future that’s similar but it’ll be different.
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