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Programming mantras are proverbs (via) I like this idea from Luke Plant that the best way to think about mantras like "Don’t Repeat Yourself" is to think of them as proverbs that can be accompanied by an equal and opposite proverb.

DRY, "Don't Repeat Yourself" matches with WET, "Write Everything Twice".

Proverbs as tools for thinking, not laws to be followed.