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Comment: Re:GPS? Are you kidding? (Score 1) 373

by exploder (#46582821) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?

Saved me from writing the same thing. The GPS code I've seen, written by engineers and not programmers, was an incredibly hacked-together, barely-functional set of kludges to implement a lot of very elegant mathematics.

Yeah. If you want elegance, you should probably just go straight to the math. As soon as you put it into a computer with its pesky limitations of finite time and space, elegance goes right out the window.

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