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Trust me, there were no shortage of bad programmers before C++...and even before C. In my experience, bad programmers dominated the industry, back when I started in the mid-70s, and still do. I thank them all. They make me look so much better by comparison Smile | :)

The only real change I've seen is that more capable tools/languages increase the illusion of competency for bad programmers. Way back when, they (mostly) used to know they were bad. They would hide in their cubicles, hoping no one noticed.

Regrettably, now the illusion has gotten so good that they actually think they're competent. Since they "know everything", they become arrogant and refuse to learn even basic skills. Now, they opine, at length, during meetings and write books sharing their "knowledge" of the "right way" to do things...yuck!

I had one contractor argue that iterating a list was faster than a hash table, until you reached millions of elements. At the time, I was his manager. I patiently explained that the crossover was generally quite a bit lower. He remained unconvinced. Another team mate, independently, attempted a similar explanation. No success for either of us.

He was not dissuaded even after I wrote a simple program demonstrating how wrong he was...for his specific use case. I'm certain, elsewhere, he continues to hold this same belief today.

I miss the days when bad programmers were self-aware and hid. They did so much less damage back then, between the time they were hired and finally discovered.
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