Arnt Gulbrandsen
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2019-08-01

Not sure about creativity

But I think I know the secret of productivity. It has two parts: Start on the job. Stay on the job.

That screenshot displays a clock, and the time shown is in the middle of the working day. And that's the biggest reason why I hate Autotools, Maven and a few other build tools: Their slow builds force pauses, and their forced pauses tempt digression. Hey look at this, there are three contradictory stories about creativity on the HN front page!

Several thousand tests are being rerun as I write this. About 3800 of them passed last time, one failed, the rest weren't run. The test suite isn't even running the test that failed first, so I get to wait for those 3800 tests that could fail in principle before I get the test that has a real chance of failing.