Rules allow people to write code without thinking. When you don’t think, you get bloated code that just concatenates stupid patterns. People stop thinking and questioning; then it’s just worshipping some rules without any purporse.
German computer engineer. Developed a great deal of Plan 9 software, such as: linuxemu, nbdserver, cifsd or esdaudio. Author of 9front, a fork of Plan 9. The project was started to remedy a perceived lack of devoted development resources inside Bell Labs, and has accumulated various fixes and improvements.