Programmers Sayings…

Programmers Sayings…

BASIC – A programming language. Related to certain social diseases in that those who have it will not admit it in polite company. — Anon.

I speak BASIC to clients, 1-2-3 to management, and mumble to myself. — Anon.

If youre masochistic enough to program in ADA, were not going to stop you. — Matt Welsh

Dont get suckered in by the comments … they can terribly be misleading. — Dave Storer

If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas. — Harold Abelson

Optimization hinders evolution. — Anon.

Programming graphics in X is like finding the square root of PI using Roman numerals. — Henry Spencer

The best book on programming for the layman is Alice in Wonderland; but thats because its the best book on anything for layman. — Anon.

The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs. — Joseph Weizenbaum

C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg. — Bjarne Stroustrup

He who hasnt hacked assemply language as a youth has no heart. He who does as an adult has no brain. — John Moore

Pascal keeps your hand tied. C gives you enough rope to hang yourself. — Anon.

Perl – The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption. — Keith Bostic

A program is a spell cast over a computer, turning input into error messages. — Anon.

Real programmers are those that can sleep in front of terminals … with their eyes opened. — ricS

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. — Larry Wall

Real programmers dont work from 9 to 5. If any real programmers are around at 9am its because they were up all night. — Anon.

Real programmers dont write in PL/I. PL/I is for programmers who cant decide whether to write in COBOL or FORTRAN. — Anon.

There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult. — C.A.R. Hoare

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. — John Gall

A crash is when your competitors program dies. When your program dies, it is an idiosyncrasy. Frequently, crashes are followed with a message like ID 02. ID is an abbreviation for idiosyncrasy and the number that follows indicates how many more months of testing the product should have had. — Guy Kawasaki

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