Strunk and White interpreted as advice on programming. For example,

2.17. Omit needless words code

Vigorous writing programming is concise. A sentence function should contain no unnecessary words code, a paragraph block of code no unnecessary sentences statements, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer programmer make all functions short, or avoid all detail and treat subjects only in outline, but that every word line of code tell.

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