My code is “so clever as to be stupid”

By Tom Moertel
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In Port Scanning Shootout, author “cavedave” provides a mini-review of my Concurrent port scanner in Haskell. The thing is, I am not sure what to make of it:

50 lines of indentation balancing monadic grappling goodness. Considering I started this quest after seeing this code and thinking it was good, in retrospect it seems very big and not very clever, or at least so clever as to be stupid.

I am struck by the last statement. It seems the author is channeling the timeless David St. Hubbins, who said, “It’s such a fine line between stupid, and clever.”

Words to live by, if you ask me.   ;-)

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