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A formal parsing algorithm should not always be used.
-- D. Gries
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A Fortran compiler is the hobgoblin of little minis.
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A hacker does for love what others would not do for money.
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A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is
not worth knowing.
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A language that doesn't have everything is actually easier to program
in than some that do.
-- Dennis M. Ritchie
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A large number of installed systems work by fiat. That is, they work
by being declared to work.
-- Anatol Holt
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A LISP programmer knows the value of everything, but the cost of nothing.
-- Alan Perlis
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A list is only as strong as its weakest link.
-- Don Knuth
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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
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A man from AI walked across the mountains to SAIL to see the Master,
Knuth. When he arrived, the Master was nowhere to be found. "Where is the
wise one named Knuth?" he asked a passing student.
"Ah," said the student, "you have not heard. He has gone on a
pilgrimage across the mountains to the temple of AI to seek out new
Hearing this, the man was Enlightened.