Sunday, August 28, 2011

Duly quoted

Recycled from an earlier post:


Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.


- Abelson & Sussman, SICP


How do we convince people that in programming simplicity and clarity—in short: what mathematicians call "elegance"— are not a dispensable luxury, but a crucial matter that decides between success and failure?


- E. W. Dijkstra

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