May 2010

The 'real programmer'

C programming languageWhile I was searching some programming hints and examples to prepare a C/C++ training course I came across the following Wikipedia page.

I found it so real and hilarious that I decided to share my experience here on my blog, because I have to admit that after 24 years programming with C I can consider it my second language, after italian and before english.

The term Real Programmer is used in computer programmers' folklore to describe the archetypical "hardcore" programmer. A Real Programmer eschews modern or graphical tools such as integrated development environments or languages other than assembly language or machine code in favour of more direct and efficient solutions – closer to the hardware.