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As such, compiling takes a certain amount of time at the time of production. Normally, this takes a few seconds, but, depending on the size of the project and the power of the computer doing the compilation, the time required to compile a program may measure in minutes, or even hours. As of 2015, the {{w|Linux Kernel}} contains over 19 million lines of code, arguably a massive job for any compiler, but if done correctly, it saves time for all the people who will ultimately be using its output.
 
As such, compiling takes a certain amount of time at the time of production. Normally, this takes a few seconds, but, depending on the size of the project and the power of the computer doing the compilation, the time required to compile a program may measure in minutes, or even hours. As of 2015, the {{w|Linux Kernel}} contains over 19 million lines of code, arguably a massive job for any compiler, but if done correctly, it saves time for all the people who will ultimately be using its output.
  
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Thus, when Cueball is caught wasting time at work, he argues that such activities are not worse than any other possible ones, at this moment.  If his job is writing code and compiling it, then there may be nothing else that he ''can'' do right now.  He cannot usefully tweak the code before it finishes compiling and the expected result checked.
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Thus, when Cueball is caught wasting time at work, he argues that such activities are not worse than any other possible ones, at this moment.  If his job writing code and compiling it, then there may be nothing else that he ''can'' do right now.  He cannot usefully tweak the code before it finishes compiling and the expected result checked.
  
 
The title text takes this a step further.  Cueball claims that ''all'' activities are equally benign while the code is compiling β€” and that includes committing illegal acts, such as stealing {{w|LCD}}s.
 
The title text takes this a step further.  Cueball claims that ''all'' activities are equally benign while the code is compiling β€” and that includes committing illegal acts, such as stealing {{w|LCD}}s.

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