Chinese Idiom Stories for Software Professionals: #32 One is willing to punish; the other is willing to accept 周瑜打黄盖,一个愿打,一个愿挨

Zhimin Zhan
8 min readAug 28, 2022
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This article is one of the “Chinese Idiom Stories for Software Professionals” series.

Table of Contents:
· The Story
· The Meaning
· Examples in Software Development
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Zhimin Zhan

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