Brian Kernighan Quotes

Top 19 wise famous quotes and sayings by Brian Kernighan

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Brian Kernighan quotes: Mechanical rules are never a substitute for clarity of thought. Mechanical rules are never a substitute for clarity of thought.
Brian Kernighan quotes: Don't document bad code - rewrite it. Don't document bad code - rewrite it.
Brian Kernighan quotes: If you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it? If you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?
Brian Kernighan quotes: Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming. Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
Brian Kernighan quotes: Each new user of a new system uncovers a new class of bugs. Each new user of a new system uncovers a new class of bugs.
Brian Kernighan quotes: An effective way to test code is to exercise it at its natural boundaries An effective way to test code is to exercise it at its natural boundaries
Brian Kernighan quotes: The most effective debugging tool is still careful thought, coupled with judiciously placed print statements. The most effective debugging tool is still careful thought, coupled with judiciously placed print statements.
Brian Kernighan quotes: 90% of the functionality delivered now is better than 100% delivered never. 90% of the functionality delivered now is better than 100% delivered never.
Brian Kernighan quotes: Trivia rarely affect efficiency. Are all the machinations worth it, when their primary effect is to make the code less readable? Trivia rarely affect efficiency. Are all the machinations worth it, when their primary effect is to make the code less readable?
Brian Kernighan quotes: Trying to outsmart a compiler defeats much of the purpose of using one. Trying to outsmart a compiler defeats much of the purpose of using one.
Brian Kernighan quotes: For better or worse, the people who become leaders and decision makers in politics, law and business are going to come from schools like Princeton. For better or worse, the people who become leaders and decision makers in politics, law and business are going to come from schools like Princeton.