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 Post subject: Re: Quotes about programming and/or OS development
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:55 am 
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Lisp isn't a language, it's a building material.


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 Post subject: Re: Quotes about programming and/or OS development
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:39 pm 
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Once upon a time there was Plan9 and it was hilarious: http://glenda.cat-v.org/gallery/

Nice site, very funny

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 Post subject: Re: Quotes about programming and/or OS development
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:50 pm 
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Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Ehh.. Telling people "don't do that" simply doesn't work. Not if they can
> do it easily anyway. Things really don't get fixed unless people have a
> certain pain-level to induce it to get fixed.

Umm... How about the following: you hit delete on patches that introduce
new ioctls, I help to provide required level of pain. Deal?
— Al Viro on linux-kernel

Found on http://quotes.cat-v.org/programming/

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 Post subject: Re: Quotes about programming and/or OS development
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The best code is no code. Where there is no code, there is no room for bugs or inefficiency. Aim to write as little code as possible. (Abridged from Coding Horror.)

And it's true: when I write less code, I get a better result.

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 Post subject: Re: Quotes about programming and/or OS development
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One of my superiors once said to me, after I made excuses for taking far too long to track down an error I considered trivial:

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Every error is trivial... once you've found it.


My signature is a corollary to that uttering.

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