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Many engineers prefer to work alone, and may find the paired environment cumbersome. Productivity gains or losses are hard to compare between paired and non-paired environments, as metrics of programmer productivity are controversial at best.
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Programming Logic and Design, 8eSolutions 2-41Experienced engineers quite likely produce code that is very accurate, and the additional theoretical gain from pairing is not worth the cost of an additional engineer. Differences in coding style may result in conflict. In the case where the team has slightly different work schedules, which is common in an environment that values work-life balance, the pair is only available during the overlap of their schedules. Therefore, not only does it require more man-hours to complete a task, a typical day has fewer pair-hours available, which further increases the overall task completion time. Where a company values telecommuting (working from home) or when an employee must work from outside the office for whatever reasons, pair programming can be difficult and even impossible.

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