Some nice quotes related to computing


 

Correct is better than fast. Simple is better than complex. Clear is better than cute. Safe is better than insecure.
-- Sutter and Alexandrescu, C++ Coding Standards

 

Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.
-- Harold Abelson and Gerald Jay Sussman

The cheapest, fastest and most reliable components of a computer system are those that aren't there.
-- Gordon Bell

Simple words talk a lot about the basics of programming! 🙂


Comments (3)

  1. Luciano says:

    Isn’t the third quotation a strong advice against BLOATED software?

    …Think about .NET!

  2. Sanket B says:

    Is it? I really saw it as a metaphor for "software". Does it imply bloated? 🙂

  3. Pedro says:

    I prefer this one:

    “Premature optimization is the root of all evil (or at least most of it) in programming” D.Knuth

    cf http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Donald_Knuth

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