Programming Quotes

  • There are only two kinds of programming languages: those people always bitch about and those nobody uses.
  • The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late.
  • Don’t worry if it doesn’t work right.  If everything did, you’d be out of a job.
  • Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
  • The best thing about a boolean is even if you are wrong, you are only off by a bit.
  • I think Microsoft named .Net so it wouldn’t show up in a Unix directory listing.
  • In C++ it’s harder to shoot yourself in the foot, but when you do, you blow off your whole leg.
  • C++ : Where friends have access to your private members.
  • Writing in C or C++ is like running a chain saw with all the safety guards removed.
  • Saying that Java is nice because it works on all OSes is like saying that anal sex is nice because it works on all genders.
  • If Java had true garbage collection, most programs would delete themselves upon execution.
  • Software is like sex: It’s better when it’s free.
  • The only people who have anything to fear from free software are those whose products are worth even less.
  • Good code is its own best documentation.
  • The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time.  The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time.
  • Programming is like sex: one mistake and you’re providing support for a lifetime.

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