Peter Seibel



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Coders at Work: Reflections...

3.92 avg rating — 4,412 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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Practical Common LISP

4.14 avg rating — 672 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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The Grid

3.71 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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“And once I realized that code I write never fucking goes away and I'm going to be a maintainer for life. I get comments about blog posts that are almost 10 years old. "Hey, I found this code. I found a bug," and I'm suddenly maintaining code.”
Peter Seibel, Coders at Work

“Armstrong: I think the lack of reusability comes in object-oriented languages, not in functional languages. Because the problem with object-oriented languages is they've got all this implicit environment that they carry around with them. You wanted a banana but what you got was a gorilla holding the banana and the entire jungle.”
Peter Seibel, Coders at Work

“Zawinski: Sometimes. I end up doing all the sysadmin crap, which I can't stand-I've never liked it. I enjoy working on XScreenSaver because in some ways screen savers-the actual display modes rather than the XScreenSaver framework-are the perfect program because they almost always start from scratch and they do something pretty and there's never a version 2.0. There's very rarely a bug in a screen saver. It crashes-oh, there's a divide-by-zero and you fix that.”
Peter Seibel, Coders at Work



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