[TUHS] Why Pascal is Not My Favorite Programming Language - Unearthed!

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sun Sep 3 05:53:41 AEST 2017


On 2017-09-02 11:16 AM, Diomidis Spinellis wrote:
> And let's not forget Alan Perlis's:
> 
> "A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming, is
> not worth knowing."
> 
>  https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Alan_Perlis


Perlis has one for every occasion. Another favourite of mine, and
perhaps relevant to this thread:


"A programming language is low level when its programs require attention
to the irrelevant."  - Alan Perlis


> 
> 
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Toby Thain
> Date:02/09/2017 18:00 (GMT+02:00)
> To: Dan Cross
> Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society , quad
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] Why Pascal is Not My Favorite Programming Language -
> Unearthed!
> 
> ...
> 
> 
> Finally, a favourite quote:
> 
>   "Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally
> for machines to execute" -- Hal Abelson
> 
> https://twitter.com/old_sound/status/903919515884544000
> 
> 
> --Toby
> 
> 
>>
>>         - Dan C.
>>
> 



More information about the TUHS mailing list