5 Great Programming Quotes on Simplicity

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

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