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Alan Perlis

Alan Perlis
You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing viability of FORTRAN.
The computing field is always in need of new cliches.
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?
In the long run, every program becomes rococo, and then rubble.