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Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Many people tend to look at programming styles and languages like religions: if you belong Many people tend to look at programming styles and languages like religions: if you belong to one, you cannot belong to others. But this analogy is another fallacy. — Niklaus Wirth
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Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster. Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster. — Niklaus Wirth
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Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity. — Niklaus Wirth
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Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: A primary cause of complexity is that software vendors uncritically adopt almost any feature that A primary cause of complexity is that software vendors uncritically adopt almost any feature that users want. — Niklaus Wirth
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Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Experience shows that the success of a programming course critically depends on the choice of Experience shows that the success of a programming course critically depends on the choice of these examples. — Niklaus Wirth
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Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Prolific programmers contribute to certain disaster. Prolific programmers contribute to certain disaster. — Niklaus Wirth
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Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: In the practical world of computing, it is rather uncommon that a program, once it In the practical world of computing, it is rather uncommon that a program, once it performs correctly and satisfactorily, remains unchanged forever. — Niklaus Wirth
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Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: My duty as a teacher is to train, educate future programmers. My duty as a teacher is to train, educate future programmers. — Niklaus Wirth
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Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Our ultimate goal is extensible programming (EP). By this, we mean the construction of hierarchies Our ultimate goal is extensible programming (EP). By this, we mean the construction of hierarchies of modules, each module adding new functionality to the system. — Niklaus Wirth
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Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: My being a teacher had a decisive influence on making language and systems as simple My being a teacher had a decisive influence on making language and systems as simple as possible so that in my teaching, I could concentrate on the essential issues of programming rather than on details of language and notation. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Software development is technical activity conducted by human beings. Software development is technical activity conducted by human beings. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: It is evidently necessary to generate and test candidates for solutions in some systematic manner. It is evidently necessary to generate and test candidates for solutions in some systematic manner. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster. (Or, sometimes known by] Grove [the head Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster. (Or, sometimes known by] Grove [the head of Intel] giveth and Gates [the head of Microsoft] taketh away.) — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Whereas Europeans generally pronounce my name the right way ('Ni-klows Wirt'), Americans invariably mangle it Whereas Europeans generally pronounce my name the right way ('Ni-klows Wirt'), Americans invariably mangle it into 'Nick-les Worth'. This is to say that Europeans call me by name, but Americans call me by value. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Yet, I am convinced that there is a need for high quality software, and the Yet, I am convinced that there is a need for high quality software, and the time will come when it will be recognized that it is worth investing effort in its development and in using a careful, structured approach based on safe, structured languages. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: The idea that one might derive satisfaction from his or her successful work, because that The idea that one might derive satisfaction from his or her successful work, because that work is ingenious, beautiful, or just pleasing, has become ridiculed. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Good engineering is characterized by gradual, stepwise refinement of products that yields increased performance under Good engineering is characterized by gradual, stepwise refinement of products that yields increased performance under given constraints and with given resources. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Go To statement considered harmful. Go To statement considered harmful. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: The belief that complex systems require armies of designers and programmers is wrong. A system The belief that complex systems require armies of designers and programmers is wrong. A system that is not understood in its entirety, or at least to a significant degree of detail by a single individual, should probably not be built. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Complexity has and will maintain a strong fascination for many people. It is true that Complexity has and will maintain a strong fascination for many people. It is true that we live in a complex world and strive to solve inherently complex problems, which often do require complex mechanisms. However, this should not diminish our desire for elegant solutions, which convince by their clarity and effectiveness. Simple, elegant solutions are more effective, but they are harder to find than complex ones, and they require more time, which we too often believe to be unaffordable — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Professors typically spend their time in meetings about planning, policy, proposals, fund-raising, consulting, interviewing, traveling, Professors typically spend their time in meetings about planning, policy, proposals, fund-raising, consulting, interviewing, traveling, and so forth, but spend relatively little time at their drawing boards. As a result, they lose touch with the substance of their rapidly developing subject. They lose the ability to design; they lose sight of what is essential; and they resign themselves to teach academically challenging puzzles. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: The possible solutions to a given problem emerge as the leaves of a tree, each The possible solutions to a given problem emerge as the leaves of a tree, each node representing a point of deliberation and decision. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Usually its users discover sooner or later that their program does not deliver all the Usually its users discover sooner or later that their program does not deliver all the desired results, or worse, that the results requested were not the ones really needed. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Increasingly, people seem to misinterpret complexity as sophistication, which is baffling the incomprehensible should cause Increasingly, people seem to misinterpret complexity as sophistication, which is baffling
the incomprehensible should cause suspicion rather than admiration. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Time pressure gradually corrupts an engineer's standard of quality and perfection. It has a detrimental Time pressure gradually corrupts an engineer's standard of quality and perfection. It has a detrimental effect on people as well as products — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools, or proper Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools, or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Program construction consists of a sequence of refinement steps. Program construction consists of a sequence of refinement steps. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Nevertheless, I consider OOP as an aspect of programming in the large; that is, as Nevertheless, I consider OOP as an aspect of programming in the large; that is, as an aspect that logically follows programming in the small and requires sound knowledge of procedural programming. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: C++ is an insult to the human brain C++ is an insult to the human brain — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Clearly, programming courses should teach methods of design and construction, and the selected examples should Clearly, programming courses should teach methods of design and construction, and the selected examples should be such that a gradual development can be nicely demonstrated. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: During the process of stepwise refinement, a notation which is natural to the problem in During the process of stepwise refinement, a notation which is natural to the problem in hand should be used as long as possible. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Reliable and transparent programs are usually not in the interest of the designer. Reliable and transparent programs are usually not in the interest of the designer. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: Programs should be written and polished until they acquire publication quality. Programs should be written and polished until they acquire publication quality. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: But active programming consists of the design of new programs, rather than contemplation of old But active programming consists of the design of new programs, rather than contemplation of old programs. — Niklaus Wirth
Niklaus Sayings By Niklaus Wirth: I have never designed a language for its own sake. I have never designed a language for its own sake. — Niklaus Wirth