- Quote #1
There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
It is 'dead'.
-- Jack Cohe...
- Quote #3
`The appropriate length of a name is inversely proportional to the size of
-- Mark-Jason Dominus
(shouldn't it be "proportional" - larger scope, larger name????)...
- Quote #4
The princicples of modularity, simplicity, or orthogonality, insofar as they
contribute to overall simplicity, are an excellent means to an end
but as a
substitute for simplicity...
- Quote #5
Here is a classic example of a language feature which combines danger to the
programmer with difficulty for the implementor.
-- C.A.R. Hoare, "Hints on programming language desig...
- Quote #6
The more I ponder the principles of language design, and the techniques
which put them into practice, the more is my amazement and admiration of
Here is a language so fa...
- Quote #7
- Quote #8
Rob Pike says: `Data dominates. If you've chosen the right data structures
and organized things well, the algorithms will almost always be
Data structures, no...
- Quote #9
[visual basic] als suffers from having to run in the awful windows
environment, where the least provocation can cause one's machine to go
Interprocess communication i...
- Quote #10
You are in a twisty little passage of standards, all conflicting.
-- Michael Meissner, meissner@osf....
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