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Compared to my immediate peers, my typing

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Is faster overall, despite need to correct more errors
  3327 votes / 18%
Is both faster overall and freer of errors
  6326 votes / 35%
Seems to be similar in speed and error rate
  3046 votes / 17%
Is freer of errors but slower
  836 votes / 4%
Is slower and has more errors
  1483 votes / 8%
I don't type
  254 votes / 1%
I have no immediate peers!
  2543 votes / 14%
17815 total votes.
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Compared to my immediate peers, my typing

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 21, 2013 @09:44AM (#42965971)

    I spend more time thinking about algorithms than typing them, so I don't think my typing speed (which I never noticed to be significantly faster or slower than that of most programmers) matters a lot.

    I worked with some programmers who did produce code at a high enough speed for their typing speed to make a difference, and in my opinion they were without exception extremely sloppy programmers, who produced large amounts of code that was buggy, difficult to maintain, badly documented, and often much larger than it would have been had they thought things through. They were excellent at producing something that works well enough to pass if it really needed to be up and running as soon as possible, though, I'm not saying people like that have no qualities, but it has a price.

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