My friends in Arts keep telling me that Software Engineering, as well as most other types of engineering are cults. I tell them that Religious Studies is a waste of paper.
See, SoftEng is far from being a cult. We don't even chant the following hymn,
based on the hymn Jerusalem, at each
and every one of our class seminars:
And did those keys, in ancient times,
Strive to make code so bountif'ly
And did that code of which I made,
Always did compile so readily?
And were the docs well specified?
And were our tasks well understood?
Then why is my new code failing here
Where all my programs once withstood?
Bring up a shell, so I may code!
Bring me some coffee! I may tire!
Bring not a mouse to my text-based home!
Show me the code that I desire!
I will not cease, due to my fright,
From fiddling with my old Makefiles,
And I will comment out large blocks of stuff,
Until this code again compiles.