Men Write Code from Mars, Women Write More Helpful Code from Venus

The difference between code written by men and code written by women, according the senior VP for engineering at Ingres: “Women are more touchy-feely and considerate of those who will use the code later. They’ll intersperse their code – those strings of instructions that result in nifty applications and programs – with helpful comments and directions, explaining why they wrote the lines the way they did and exactly how they did it. Men, on the other hand, have no such pretenses. Often, they try to show how clever they are by writing very cryptic code. They try to obfuscate things in the code and don’t leave clear directions for people using it later.”