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Computers can now keep a man's every transgression recorded in a permanent memory bank, duplicating with complex programming and intricate wiring a feat his wife handles quite well without fuss or fanfare.
Lane Olinghouse
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
Brian Kernigan
Crap... Someone knocked over my recycle bin... There's icons all over my desktop...
Daddy, what does FORMATTING DRIVE C mean?
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are–by definition–not smart enough to debug it.
Brian Kernighan
Documentation is like term insurance: It satisfies because almost no one who subscribes to it depends on its benefits.
Fifty years of programming language research, and we end up with C++?
Richard A. O’Keefe
For a long time it puzzled me how something so expensive, so leading edge, could be so useless. And then it occurred to me that a computer is a stupid machine with the ability to do incredibly smart things, while computer programmers are smart people with the ability to do incredibly stupid things. They are, in short, a perfect match.
Bill Bryson
Good code is its own best documentation.
Steve McConnell
Good programmers use their brains, but good guidelines save us having to think out every case.
Francis Glassborow
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