Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot - Proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.Rich Cook
It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to BASIC; as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.Professor Edsger Dijkstra
Programming graphics in X is like finding the square root of PI using Roman numerals.Henry Spence
An apprentice carpenter may want only a hammer and saw, but a master craftsman employs many precision tools. Computer programming likewise requires sophisticated tools to cope with the complexity of real applications, and only practice with these tools will build skill in their use.Robert L. Kruse, Data Structures and Program Design
End of diatribe. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...Larry Wall in Configure from the perl distribution
Goto, n.: A programming tool that exists to allow structured programmers to complain about unstructured programmers.Ray Simard
Programming today is a race between software engineers stirring to build bigger and better idiot - Proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.Unknown
BASIC - A programming language. Related to certain social diseases in that those who have it will not admit it in polite company.Anon.