|#1531||A formal parsing algorithm should not always be used.|
-- D. Gries
|#1532||A Fortran compiler is the hobgoblin of little minis.|
|#1533||A hacker does for love what others would not do for money.|
|#1534||A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is|
not worth knowing.
|#1535||A language that doesn't have everything is actually easier to program|
in than some that do.
-- Dennis M. Ritchie
|#1536||A large number of installed systems work by fiat. That is, they work|
by being declared to work.
-- Anatol Holt
|#1537||A LISP programmer knows the value of everything, but the cost of nothing.|
-- Alan Perlis
|#1538||A list is only as strong as its weakest link.|
-- Don Knuth
|#1539||A little retrospection shows that although many fine, useful software systems|
have been designed by committees and built as part of multipart projects,
those software systems that have excited passionate fans are those that are
the products of one or a few designing minds, great designers. Consider Unix,
APL, Pascal, Modula, the Smalltalk interface, even Fortran; and contrast them
with Cobol, PL/I, Algol, MVS/370, and MS-DOS.
-- Fred Brooks
|#1540|| A man from AI walked across the mountains to SAIL to see the Master,|
Knuth. When he arrived, the Master was nowhere to be found. "Where is the
wise one named Knuth?" he asked a passing student.
"Ah," said the student, "you have not heard. He has gone on a
pilgrimage across the mountains to the temple of AI to seek out new
Hearing this, the man was Enlightened.
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