A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
It is better to have 100 functions operate on one data structure than to have 10 functions operate on 10 data structures.
A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant.
Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.
To understand a program, you must become both the machine and the program.
A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing.
There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.
Every program has (at least) two purposes: the one for which it was written and another for which it wasn't.
I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it.
One man's constant is another man's variable.
Programmers are not to be measured by their ingenuity and their logic but by the completeness of their case analysis.
In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.
Motto for a research laboratory: what we work on today, others will first think of tomorrow.
When a professor insists computer science is X but not Y, have compassion for his graduate students.
In the long run, every program becomes rococo, and then rubble.
Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.
In English every word can be verbed.
Don't have good ideas if you aren't willing to be responsible for them.
It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.
LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing.
Optimization hinders evolution. Everything should be built top-down, except the first time. Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.
You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.
It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical.
You think you KNOW when you learn, are more sure when you can write, even more when you can teach, but certain when you can program.
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