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Linus Torvalds, father of Linux: I didn't program for a long time. My job is to say no

via:CnBeta     time:2020/7/5 20:06:23     readed:93

Linus Torvalds, the undisputed father of Linux, has almost made his own efforts to update and maintain the Linux kernel, which is absolutely divine. In many people's mind, Torvalds may be a standard homestead man who keeps programming and writing code at home. Is that really the case? At the recent European open source summit and embedded Linux conference,In a conversation with dirk hohndel, vice president and chief open source officer of VMware, Torvalds revealed that he spent most of his time in email rather than programming. Of course, he also wrote code, but it was totally different from ordinary programmers.


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Torvalds takes email very seriously. "I read emails, I reply to them," he said,I don't program anymore. Most of my code is written in email.Someone sent me a patch, or, more generally, a requirement, or a discussion about the next requirement, and I responded by sending some pseudo code.Sometimes, I just send out the patch after I make it, and I don't even compile and test it, because I wrote it in the email. That's what I do. I'm no longer a programmer."

Torvalds also said that his current job is actually very simple, that is to say no.

What's going on? He said:"I read a lot more emails than I write because my job is really to say no. When other programmers do something wrong, I will say no, and they will be more serious. Of course, in order to say no, I have to know everything, otherwise I can't finish the work, so I spend most of my time reading emails to understand what everyone is doing It's a very interesting job. "

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