Longer lines of code are faster.. eh?

I mean, I did have another programmer vehemently argue once long ago that putting more code on one line would make it “run faster.” But of course he was stark raving nuts. Trying to explain to him (with a straight face–which was challenging) how the interpreter or compiler would break that long line apart into discrete one-instruction-per-line statements–essentially identical to the result if he had gone ahead and just made the code readable instead of trying to out-clever the compiler–had no effect on him whatsoever. But I digress.

Craig Tullis on a StackOverflow answer.
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Still I’ll Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise…

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Maya Angelou

Suicide

Gunshot to the head?
Nope, now there’s splatter on the wall.

Knife through the throat?
Now you’re gurgling and gonna drown..

A few slits over the wrist?
Nah, that’d hurt too much.

Now, really.. what’s got your goat?
Things aren’t so bad. Are they?

Any last words you want to say?
I’ve some: Stay, Friend.

Protiguous 2020