[oclug] Quote Wars: was C++: was Zed
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linux.ca
Tue Mar 12 16:07:13 EST 2002
On Tue, 12 Mar 2002 14:34:37 -0500
"Michael P. Soulier" <michael.soulier at rogers.com> wrote:
> On 12/03/02 Greg Franks did speaketh:
> C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success
> -- Dennis M. Ritchie
Go get 'em Dennis.
> C makes it easy for you to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes that
> harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg.
> -- Bjarne Stroustrup
.... and he should know.
> C++ also supports
> the notion of *friends*: cooperative classes that are permitted to see
> each other's private parts.
> -- Grady Booch, "Object Oriented Design with
Isn't this the definition of `circle jerk?' Oops. Sorry about that.
> COBOL is for morons.
> -- E.W. Dijkstra
That's a self evident proposition.
> Dijkstra probably hates me.
> -- Linus Torvalds, in kernel/sched.c
Dijkstra doesn't like the fact that the world isn't programming in Algol,
or Pascal, or Modula, Modula-1, Modula-2, Modula-3 ..., or was that
Niclaus Wirth. Methinks my memory is failing.
> Linux is obsolete
> -- Andrew Tanenbaum
He and COBOL programmers have a lot in common.
> Your job is being a professor and researcher: That's one hell of a good
> excuse for some of the brain-damages of minix.
> -- Linus Torvalds to Andrew Tanenbaum
It's too bad that I missed the whole flame war between the two.
"God is like a comedian playing to an audience that is afraid to laugh."
-- George Burns on Voltaire
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