mercredi 23 mai 2012

cryptic perl

"Perl is the only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption."
Keith Bostic. Programmer, created Sleepycat, contributed to free BSD unices.

Funny C quote

"One of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that, lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs."
Robert Firth. Author of programming books.

lundi 21 mai 2012

one of a million reasons to love programming

From the introduction to the excellent free book Programming ground up,

I love programming. I enjoy the challenge to not only make a working program, but to do so with style. Programming is like poetry. It conveys a message, not only to the computer, but to those who modify and use your program. With a program, you build your own world with your own rules. You create your world according to your conception of both the problem and the solution. Masterful programmers create worlds with programs that are clear and succinct, much like a poem or essay.