Unix witticisms

Bakul Shah bakul at bitblocks.com
Fri Oct 6 11:33:23 AEST 2017



> On Oct 5, 2017, at 6:01 PM, Steve Simon <steve at quintile.net> wrote:
> 
> I remember:
> 
> 	"Version 7 was an improved on everything that preceeded it,
> 	and everything that followed".

A variation of C.A.R.Hoare's quip in his 1973 paper "Hints on
Programming Language Design" 

  The more I ponder the principles of language design, and
  the techniques which put them into practice, the more is my
  amazement and admiration of ALGOL 60. Here is a language so
  far ahead of its time, that it was not only an improvement
  on its predecessors, but also on nearly all its successors.


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