2007-05-09

Computer programming quotes

"It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would
ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter."(Nathaniel S Borenstein)

"Computer programming is tremendous fun. Like music, it is a skill that derives from an unknown blend of innate talent and constant practice. Like drawing, it can be shaped to a variety of ends – commercial, artistic, and pure entertainment. Programmers have a well-deserved reputation for working long hours but are rarely credited with being driven by creative fevers. Programmers talk about software development on weekends, vacations, and over meals not because they lack imagination, but because their imagination reveals worlds that others cannot see."(Larry O'Brien and Bruce Eckel in Thinking in C#)

"If it wasn't for C, we'd be writing programs in BASI, PASAL, and OBOL."

"#define QUESTION ((bb) || !(bb))" (Shakespeare)

"I will not be a lemming and follow the crowd over the cliff and into the C." (John (Jack) Beidler)

"The C Programming Language — A language which combines the flexibility of assembly language with the power of assembly language."

"C(++) is a write-only, high-level assembler language." (Stefan Van Baelen)
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