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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
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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
|Linux Computers: 26 of 1023|
A large number of installed systems work by fiat. That is, they work
by being declared to work.
-- Anatol Holt
|Linux Computers: 27 of 1023|
A LISP programmer knows the value of everything, but the cost of nothing.
-- Alan Perlis
|Linux Computers: 28 of 1023|
A list is only as strong as its weakest link.
-- Don Knuth
|Linux Computers: 29 of 1023|
A little retrospection shows that although many fine, useful software systems
have been designed by committees and built as part of multipart projects,
those software systems that have excited passionate fans are those that are
the products of one or a few designing minds, great designers. Consider Unix,
APL, Pascal, Modula, the Smalltalk interface, even Fortran; and contrast them
with Cobol, PL/I, Algol, MVS/370, and MS-DOS.
-- Fred Brooks