Sunday, 17 February 2013

Best computer / Programming Quotes

"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."
-  Edsger Dijkstra

"If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is."
- John Louis von Neumann

"Only ugly languages become popular. Python is the one exception"
- Don Knuth

“To iterate is human, to recurse divine.”
- L. Peter Deutsch

“Talk is cheap. Show me the code.”
- Linus Torvalds

“The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim.”  -Edsger W. Dijkstra

"A computer is a stupid machine with the ability to do incredibly smart  things, while computer programmers are smart people with the ability to  do incredibly stupid things. They are, in short, a perfect match."
- Bill Bryson

“Hardware: The parts of a computer system that can be kicked.”
Jeff Pesis

" Programming is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. "
- Professor John Guttag (MIT CS Prof)

"Without electrical engineering there are no computers; computer science is to electrical engineering as the art of making love is to the art of making beds."
 - Bertrand Meyer

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it."
- Brian W. Kernighan and P. J. Plauger in The Elements of Programming Style.

Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence.
- E.W.Dijkstra

“ If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in. ” 
-  Edsger Dijkstra


"Programming  today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and  better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger  and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."

"To understand recursion, you first need to understand recursion."



"The best thing about a boolean is   even if you are wrong, you are only   off by a bit."

C programmers never die. They are just cast into void.

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