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I've been told by one of my profs. that females generally do make better programmers. Their logic usually flows better and they tend to think more about the people that will see the code later, so easier to read. Whereas males sometimes will make some piece of code so condensed/cryptic that for someone else its very hard to follow.
I've heard similar things as well.

I myself strive for readability, if not for others then for myself, so I guess I'm an exception

then again to me readability is use a lot of linebreaks except when things are closely related and use a reasonable number of comment tags.

a year ago I had a VB class... hahahaha VB... that's the ****tiest language ever. I kept on trying to use C-like syntax in it... heh. the sad part is that VBA is so loose that using c-like coding worked fairly well as pretty much everything had multiple ways of doing things
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Female programmers turn me on
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Not really, if there were any women on the forum(and with a sense of humor) he'd be eating those words...
Huh?
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Oh, so women choose to not be cryptic when coding, but not in real life? It's a conspiracy!
Thats exactly what I was thinking. I don't know about you all, but when I took CS classes, the girls in the course did sometimes make better looking programs...but thats not to say their programing skills were better. Although, I wouldn't really know. I remember taking a look into one of their final projects and I just remember being confused... *shrug*

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I've heard similar things as well.

I myself strive for readability, if not for others then for myself, so I guess I'm an exception

then again to me readability is use a lot of linebreaks except when things are closely related and use a reasonable number of comment tags.

a year ago I had a VB class... hahahaha VB... that's the ****tiest language ever. I kept on trying to use C-like syntax in it... heh. the sad part is that VBA is so loose that using c-like coding worked fairly well as pretty much everything had multiple ways of doing things
Thats the same way I was. You might not be able to understand why I did something the way I did, but you could surly navigate the code. I had a lot of '//' notes in mine...and generally pieces of code were surrounded but notation.
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Here's an idea. If women are so god damned good at writing code, then quit b!tching about it, and write some code.
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All this male vs female talk has been really getting on my nerves lately. Its not about male or female, its about brain/personality types and habits that have been picked up. That article was terrible, along with that woman that said she could tell female code from male code.
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Kinda sexist? LOL Only thing she could have said that would have made her more sexist would be "Guys suck at coding compared to girls...no offense of course"... She basically said that guys make things harder to show off, while females stick straight to the point.
I was being gentle so that
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Not really, if there were any women on the forum(and with a sense of humor) he'd be eating those words...
doesn't happen to me.
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