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Linus Torvalds: 'I'm not a programmer anymore'

Tuesday Oct 29th 2019 by Steven J. Vaughan Nichols

ZDnet: In a discussion about Linux and programming, Linux's founder, Linus Torvalds talks about what he does today and his own doubts about his work.

I don't know coding at all anymore. Most of the code I write is in my e-mails. So somebody sends me a patch ... I [reply with] pseudo code. I'm so used to editing patches now I sometimes edit patches and send out the patch without having ever tested it. I literally wrote it in the mail and say, 'I think this is how it should be done,' but this is what I do, I am not a programmer.

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