lunes, julio 06, 2009


soy adicto a los quotes :)

The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable components are those that aren't there.

-- Gordon Bell

One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code.

-- Ken Thompson

Deleted code is debugged code.

-- Jeff Sickel

The most effective debugging tool is still careful thought, coupled with judiciously placed print statements.

-- Brian W. Kernighan, in the paper Unix for Beginners (1979)

Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity.

-- David Gelernter

UNIX was not designed to stop its users from doing stupid things, as that would also stop them from doing clever things.

-- Doug Gwyn

If you're willing to restrict the flexibility of your approach, you can almost always do something better.

-- John Carmack

All software sucks, be it open-source [or] proprietary. The only question is what can be done with particular instance of suckage, and that's where having the source matters.

-- viro []

It's not that perl programmers are idiots, it's that the language rewards idiotic behavior in a way that no other language or tool has ever done.

-- Erik Naggum, comp.lang.lisp

Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.

-- Edsger W. Dijkstra

Beware of "the real world". A speaker's apeal to it is always an invitation not to challenge his tacit assumptions.

-- Edsger W. Dijkstra

Unix is a junk OS designed by a committee of PhDs

-- Dave Cutler

Forward thinking was just the thing that made multics what it is today.

-- Erik Quanstrom

I remarked to Dennis [Ritchie] that easily half the code I was writing in Multics was error recovery code. He said, "We left all that stuff out [of Unix]. If there's an error, we have this routine called panic, and when it is called, the machine crashes, and you holler down the hall, 'Hey, reboot it.'"

-- Tom Van Vleck []

The key to performance is elegance, not battalions of special cases.

-- Jon Bentley and Doug McIlroy

Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.

   -- Bill Gates

Haskell is faster than C++, more concise than Perl, more regular than Python, more flexible than Ruby, more typeful than C#, more robust than Java, and has absolutely nothing in common with PHP.

-- Autrijus Tang

Object-oriented design is the roman numerals of computing.

-- Rob Pike

{ajh} I always viewed HURD development like the Special Olympics of free software.

We have persistant(sic) objects, they're called files.

-- Ken Thompson

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

   -- Leonardo da Vinci

Increasingly, people seem to misinterpret complexity as sophistication, which is baffling---the incomprehensible should cause suspicion rather than admiration. Possibly this trend results from a mistaken belief that using a somewhat mysterious device confers an aura of power on the user.

-- Niklaus Wirth

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