In a footnote to his foreword to the Don Box classic, Essential COM, Charlie Kindel writes: Exercise for the reader: Name a single commercially available object system, other than COM, that ...
Accidentally I've stumbled upon the following quote by Linus Torvalds: "Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships." I've ...
What did Bill Gosper mean by saying a data structure is just a stupid programming language? [closed]
There's a quotation by Ralph William Gosper, Jr that says: A data structure is just a stupid programming language. What did he mean by this? Alas, all I can find in Google about it is ...
There's a quotation by Bjarne Stroustrup that says: C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg. I've often come across this ...
In a message to comp.emacs.xemacs, Jamie Zawinski once said: Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use regular expressions." Now they have two problems. I've always ...
In a debate with Andrew Tanenbaum over microkernel vs. monolithic operating system architecture, Linus Torvalds said, Portability is for people who cannot write new programs. What did he mean by ...
There's a quotation by Alan J. Perlis that says: There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works. I recently heard this quote from my friend, and was unable to ...
What's your favourite quote about programming? One quote per answer, and please check for duplicates before posting!