If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas.Harold Abelson
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
If debugging is the art of removing bugs, then programming must be the art of inserting them.Unknown
End of diatribe. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...Larry Wall in Configure from the perl distribution
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
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
BASIC - A programming language. Related to certain social diseases in that those who have it will not admit it in polite company.Anon.
Goto, n.: A programming tool that exists to allow structured programmers to complain about unstructured programmers.Ray Simard