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Any code of your own that you haven’t looked at for six or more months might as well have been written by someone else. (Eagleson’s Law) Fine, Java MIGHT be a good example of what a programming language should be like. But Java applications are good examples of what applications SHOULDN’T be like. (pixadel) Writing in C or C++ is like running a chain saw with all the safety guards removed. (Bob Gray) One of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that–lacking zero–they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs. (Robert Firth)

It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years. (John Von Neumann, circa 1949) PHP is a minor evil perpetrated and created by incompetent amateurs, whereas Perl is a great and insidious evil perpetrated by skilled but perverted professionals. (Jon Ribbens) Writing in C or C++ is like running a chain saw with all the safety guards removed. (Bob Gray) They have computers, and they may have other weapons of mass destruction. (Janet Reno) There are only two kinds of programming languages: those people always bitch about and those nobody uses. (Bjarne Stroustrup)

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It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to BASIC. As potential programmers, they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration. (E. W. Dijkstra) Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming. (Brian Kernigan) Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter. (Eric Raymond) One of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that–lacking zero–they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs. (Robert Firth)

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Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs, while the Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning. (Rich Cook) It has been said that the great scientific disciplines are examples of giants standing on the shoulders of other giants. It has also been said that the software industry is an example of midgets standing on the toes of other midgets. (Alan Cooper) I don’t care if it works on your machine! We are not shipping your machine! (Vidiu Platon) We are Microsoft. Resistance Is Futile. You Will Be Assimilated. (Bumper sticker) 19 Jan 2038 at 3:14:07 AM (End of the word according to Unix–2^32 seconds after January 1, 1970)

You can either have software quality or you can have pointer arithmetic, but you cannot have both at the same time. (Bertrand Meyer) The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable components are those that aren’t there. (Gordon Bell) But what is it good for? (Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, commenting on the microchip, 1968) 640K ought to be enough for anybody. (Bill Gates, 1981) 19 Jan 2038 at 3:14:07 AM (End of the word according to Unix–2^32 seconds after January 1, 1970)

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