Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Programming Quotes

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.
Donald Knuth, 1977

It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to Basic; as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
Edsger W. Dijkstra, 1982

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

Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random numbers is, of course, in a state of sin.
John von Neumann, 1951

Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration.
Stan Kelly-Bootle