I talk to myself while Programming

The title says it all, folks. I talk to myself when I’m typing code. I’ll give you an example. Say I’m writing a C program and I have a statement like this:

if(variable == ‘a’ || variable == ‘A’)

I would say to myself “if variable is equal to a or variable is equal to big A”. Then, when I type the first “{“, I say to myself “then”.

Finally, when I type:


I say to myself “print example”. I don’t usually say anything for the following “}”,because my IDE usually adds it in automatically.(Thank You, CodeBlocks!)

Upon first realizing this, I tried to type code without talking to myself, and I realized another thing: I’m terrible at writing it when I don’t. If I’m not constantly talking about what I’m writing (or at least mouthing words that pertain to what I write), I loose my train of thought and have to reread my line to regain my momentum.

Wierd, huh?


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