You've only added two lines - why did that take two days!
It might seem a reasonable question, but it makes some terrible assumptions:
lines of code = effort
lines of code = value
all lines of code are equal
None of those are true.
@gemlog Very true. Much of my time developing software is spent thinking, drawing, dreaming, and mulling the same bug through my brain until I fall asleep. Considerably less of my time is spent writing code. Usually I wind up spending more time gathering dependency libraries.
@aeveltstra I find taking a (long) walk helps. Sometimes even longer walks are needed. They reduce the bruising on my forehead from pounding it on the desk and my raspy throat pleading "gaaaaagh!" to the universe.
@gemlog Agreed. And showers or rain storms.
@gemlog there's a *very* good reason why programmers aren't paid per line of code ;)
@gemlog If you could ask Einstein the same question... "It took you years to write that short equation?"
@tapaniraja Very good! :-)
@gemlog I have occasionally spent days hunting a bug that turned out to be a single wrong bit.
@mansr I don't know about a bit, but I've gone blind looking for a wrong byte/char.
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