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To drive this point home, what if you were a doctor and had a patient who demanded
that you stop all the silly hand-washing in preparation for surgery because it was taking
too much time?2 Clearly the patient is the boss; and yet the doctor should absolutely refuse
to comply. Why? Because the doctor knows more than the patient about the risks of disease and infection. It would be unprofessional (never mind criminal) for the doctor to
comply with the patient.
So too it is unprofessional for programmers to bend to the will of managers who don’t
understand the risks of making messes.

Clean code, Rober Martin

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