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great programming quotes

 
Tim McGuire
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http://stackoverflow.com/questions/58640/great-programming-quotes-closed

some familiar ones, some I've never seen before. there are quite a few.
 
marc weber
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My own fallback: "There's a reason for that."

(The key is to resist any further elaboration.)
 
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Damn you Tim, I was supposed to get something done today!
 
Vikas Kapoor
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I am going through the list of quotes and I must say there are lots of smart people on earth.


It works on my machine.


How many times you guys have heard or used this quote?

 
Praison Selvaraj
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Change is the only thing that remains constant.
 
fred rosenberger
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My new favorite is

"The first 90% of the code takes 90% of the time, and the last 10% takes the other 90%"
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Zawinski's Law has always been a favorite:


Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.
 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Zawinski's Law has always been a favorite:

That's why we're still tinkering with the forum software.
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:
Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Zawinski's Law has always been a favorite:

That's why we're still tinkering with the forum software.


Which, I must note, can both send and receive mail!
 
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I've been guilty of saying this when looking at code I wrote some time ago:


Well, it made sense when I wrote it....
 
Paul Clapham
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W. Joe Smith wrote:I've been guilty of saying this when looking at code I wrote some time ago:


Well, it made sense when I wrote it....


I usually say "Jeez, what nitwit wrote this code?" Of course I always make sure it was me before saying that.
 
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