Reading code is WAY harder than writing it

"Reading code is WAY harder than writing it"

I've heard that before, and I read that again today on a discussion board. My experience is the opposite, but then I've read a lot of code over the years, my brain is trained to do it. And writing good code isn't easy, it takes planning, discipline and meticulous attention to details.

But perhaps my world is different from most developers. Do people generally think that's true?

Posted April 7, 2005 10:58 PM