True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read.Pliny the Elder
It is the user who should parameterize procedures, not their creators.Alan J. Perlis
C trades a slap on the wrist at compile time for a knife in the back at run time.Anonymous
Rules for optimization:Michael A Jackson
1. Don't do it.
2. (for experts only) Don't do it yet.
You can have a negative percent chance of succeeding in a task. For example, if you have a -5% chance of succeeding, not only will you fail every time you make an attempt, you will also fail 1 in 20 times that you don't even try.Anonymous
Though the Chinese should adore APL, it's FORTRAN they put their money on.Alan J. Perlis
There's a fine line between being on the leading edge and being in the lunatic fringe.Frank Armstrong
If you lie to the compiler, it will get its revenge.Henry Spencere
Weeks of coding can save you hours of planning.Anonymous
Multi-threading is the art of screwing things up before, during or after something else.Anonymous