Junilu Lacar wrote:The above code examples bear out what C.A.R. Hoare wrote: "There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult."
Paul Clapham wrote:He said that in 1980... and after 40 years it's still true. Probably more true, in fact, since designs are much larger in scope than they were back then.
C.A.R. Hoare wrote:There is nothing a mere scientist can say that will stand against the flood of a hundred million dollars. But there is one quality that cannot be purchased in this way—and that is reliability. The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity. It is a price which the very rich find most hard to pay.
Piet Souris wrote:Where are these lines coming from?