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The Misplaced Comma: Programmers' Tales and Traditions

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Lindsay MarshallORCiD, Professor Jim Webber


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Programmers do not exist in isolation and there is communication between them about the technical aspects of their work. Sometimes this takes the form of stories and anecdotes and this paper suggests that study of these programmers’ tales and how they spread could provide useful insights into how programmers perceive their work.

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Author(s): Marshall LF, Webber J

Editor(s): Kuljis, J., Baldwin, L., Scoble, R.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 14th Annual Workshop of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG)

Year of Conference: 2002

Pages: 150-155

Publisher: Brunel University College


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ISBN: 190231624X