I seemed to have established a habit, every friday I have started publishing 5 of my favorite programming quotes found from across the web. Well here is my next installment then of the 5 best quotes that I came across this week. Today’s batch seems to focus on programming simplicity – so I might as well name it 5 great programming quotes on simplicity.
Trying to outsmart a compiler defeats much of the purpose of using one.
— Kernighan and Plauger, The Elements of Programming Style.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
— C.A.R. Hoare
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
— Hans Hoffmann
Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
— Jon Franklin
Comparing to another activity is useful if it helps you formulate questions, it’s dangerous when you use it to justify answers.
— Martin Fowler