Over on the birdsite @generativist asked: "What tool / practice changed your life more than version control? Looking for some big wins that I've somehow missed."

My answer? OOP. Because even when I'm not using an OOPL the concepts inform my designs.

That said, younger programmers grew up with OOP and (a) don't see it as the amazing sea-change I do while (b) also not doing it right anyway.

Seriously. Most of you are doing OOP wrong.

But then, most of you also do memory management and threading wrong. Sometimes I think Go was simply an attempt to create a language that let programmers do the stupid shit they do without consequences.

That's what I like about Rust: it doesn't hide those consequences behind CPU-intensive, memory hungry complex algorithms and syntactic sugar. Instead it makes you fix your code until the compiler is convinced you are either aware of the consequences or have stopped doing the stupid shit.

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