Quotes of Alan Perlis

“ The computing field is always in need of new cliches. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ The computing field is always in need of new cliches. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical? ”

- Alan Perlis

“ If a listener nods his head when you're explaining your program, wake him up. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble? ”

- Alan Perlis

“ If a listener nods his head when you're explaining your program, wake him up. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble? ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Symmetry is a complexity-reducing concept ; seek it everywhere. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ One man's constant is another man's variable. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ When someone says I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done, give him a lollipop. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Symmetry is a complexity-reducing concept ; seek it everywhere. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ When someone says I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done, give him a lollipop. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ One man's constant is another man's variable. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Symmetry is a complexity-reducing concept ; seek it everywhere. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Symmetry is a complexity-reducing concept ; seek it everywhere. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Don't have good ideas if you aren't willing to be responsible for them. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ The computing field is always in need of new cliches. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ One man's constant is another man's variable. ”

- Alan Perlis

“ One man's constant is another man's variable. ”

- Alan Perlis
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