Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> Which reminds me...
>
> "It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that
> have had a prior exposure to BASIC; as potential programmers they are
> mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration." -- Dijkstra
>
> "The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be
> regarded as a criminal offence." -- Dijkstra
>
> "APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection. It is the language of
> the future for the programming techniques of the past: it creates a new
> generation of coding bums." -- Dijkstra
>
> "GOTO statement considered harmful"
>  -- Source: title to a letter in CACM 11, 3 (March, 1968)

Uh, that title was by an editor... Apocryphally...

> "Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad idea which could only
> have originated in California." -- Dijkstra

Hey, suck my Dijk.

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