|Linux Computers: 16 of 1023|
A CONS is an object which cares.
-- Bernie Greenberg.
|Linux Computers: 17 of 1023|
A debugged program is one for which you have not yet found the conditions
that make it fail.
-- Jerry Ogdin
|Linux Computers: 18 of 1023|
A disciple of another sect once came to Drescher as he was eating
his morning meal. "I would like to give you this personality test", said
the outsider, "because I want you to be happy."
Drescher took the paper that was offered him and put it into the
toaster -- "I wish the toaster to be happy too".
|Linux Computers: 19 of 1023|
A doctor, an architect, and a computer scientist were arguing about
whose profession was the oldest. In the course of their arguments, they
got all the way back to the Garden of Eden, whereupon the doctor said, "The
medical profession is clearly the oldest, because Eve was made from Adam's
rib, as the story goes, and that was a simply incredible surgical feat."
The architect did not agree. He said, "But if you look at the Garden
itself, in the beginning there was chaos and void, and out of that the Garden
and the world were created. So God must have been an architect."
The computer scientist, who'd listened carefully to all of this, then
commented, "Yes, but where do you think the chaos came from?"
|Linux Computers: 20 of 1023|
A famous Lisp Hacker noticed an Undergraduate sitting in front of a Xerox
1108, trying to edit a complex Klone network via a browser. Wanting to
help, the Hacker clicked one of the nodes in the network with the mouse,
and asked "what do you see?" Very earnestly, the Undergraduate replied "I
see a cursor." The Hacker then quickly pressed the boot toggle at the back
of the keyboard, while simultaneously hitting the Undergraduate over the head
with a thick Interlisp Manual. The Undergraduate was then Enlightened.
|Linux Computers: 21 of 1023|
A formal parsing algorithm should not always be used.
-- D. Gries
|Linux Computers: 22 of 1023|
A Fortran compiler is the hobgoblin of little minis.
|Linux Computers: 23 of 1023|
A hacker does for love what others would not do for money.
|Linux Computers: 24 of 1023|
A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is
not worth knowing.
|Linux Computers: 25 of 1023|
A language that doesn't have everything is actually easier to program
in than some that do.
-- Dennis M. Ritchie