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Cognitive Stress and Bad Programming


cognitive stress and bad programming

When I have a big project with a short time frame, manipulating several programming languages that I did not know, I tend to make bad git commit messages and bad design decisions.

I assume it is because most of my brain power is spent in understanding the development environment and few is left for actually guessing the problem at hand.

I need to keep this in mind when I see people writing bad git commit messages. Hanlon’s razor: their brain is most likely saturated by the task at hand and they won’t be able to learn “best practices” now.