English-Vietnamese Dictionary
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English Dictionary
◊ DID YOU MEAN OPTIMISM?
optimism
n 1: the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well
[ant: {pessimism}]
2: a general disposition to expect the best in all things [ant:
{pessimism}]
English Computing Dictionary
◊ DID YOU MEAN OPTIMISM?
optimism
What a programmer is full of after fixing the last bug and
just before actually discovering the ▫next▫ last bug. Fred
Brooks's book "{The Mythical Man-Month}" contains the
following paragraph that describes this extremely well.
All programmers are optimists. Perhaps this modern sorcery
especially attracts those who believe in happy endings and
fairy god-mothers. Perhaps the hundreds of nitty frustrations
drive away all but those who habitually focus on the end goal.
Perhaps it is merely that computers are young, programmers are
younger, and the young are always optimists. But however the
selection process works, the result is indisputable: "This
time it will surely run," or "I just found the last bug.".
See also {Lubarsky's Law of Cybernetic Entomology}.
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