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