Hindsight is an exact science.
Proverb - Found in a Linux fortunes file.
There is nothing in the programming field more despicable than an undocumented program.
With enough practice, any interface is intuitive.
One person's data is another person's program.
From More Programming Pearls: Confessions Of A Coder.
Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.
Programming is like sex: one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.
Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.
The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it's too late.
Inside every well-written large program is a well-written small program.
Good programming is good writing.
The Sachertorte Algorithm: And Other Antidotes to Computer Anxiety by John Shore
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