C. A. R. Hoare Quotes & Wallpapers

Total Quotes: 6

We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil. C. A. R. Hoare

Here is a language so far ahead of its time, that it was not only an improvement on its predecessors, but also on nearly all its successors. C. A. R. Hoare

You cannot teach beginners top-down programming, because they don't know which end is up. C. A. R. Hoare

The best we could do was to send with it a minority report, stating our considered view that, ... as a tool for the reliable creation of sophisticated programs, the language was a failure. C. A. R. Hoare

Due credit must be paid to the genius of the designers of ALGOL 60 who included recursion in their language and enabled me to describe my invention so elegantly to the world. C. A. R. Hoare

There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult. C. A. R. Hoare

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