[FoRK] Re: aesthetic programming

Kragen Javier Sitaker < kragen at pobox.com > on > Sat Nov 11 15:15:35 PST 2006

On Wed, 1 Nov 2006 17:17:59 +0100, Dave Long wrote:
> [quoting Kragen]
> >> How does one teach that sense without making one's students feel bad?
> 
> It seems to be pretty common among writers and artists to be
> involved in a "crit group" that meets to discuss reactions to and
> suggest improvements on their work.

That sounds like a great idea.  I'm familiar with it in the context of
writing prose, but I hadn't thought about applying the idea to
programming.

> In contrast to the guru-shishya parampara of a linear
> teacher-student relationship, the crit group is more of a
> peer-to-peer cyclic-graph-driven approach.

Perhaps that can make it scale better, too.


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