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Are outdated comments an urban myth?

I constantly see people making the claim that "comments tend to become outdated." The thing is, I think I have seen maybe two or three outdated comments my entire career. Outdated information in ...
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Is there any evidence that lisp actually is better than other languages at artificial intelligence? [closed]

There seems to be a long-held belief (mainly by non-lispers) that lisp is better than most languages at AI. Where did this belief originate? And is there any basis in fact to it?
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Have you worked with a well designed application? [closed]

Inspired by this question, I started wondering - is there or has there ever been such a thing as a "well designed application"? One where the architecture would be perfect and no refactoring would ...
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