The software equivalent of a tool-and-die specialist; one who specialises in
making the tools with which other programmers create applications. Many hackers
consider this more fun than applications per se; to understand why, see
uninteresting. Jon Bentley, in the "Bumper-Sticker Computer Science" chapter of
his book "More Programming Pearls", quotes Dick Sites from DEC as saying "I'd
rather write programs to write programs than write programs".
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