quotes tagged with 'programming'

All user input is evil until proven otherwise.

Author: Ken Cox, Source: ASP.NET for Dummies p87Saved by bluesfreak in computers programming 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It means that a programming language should, above all, be malleable. A programming language is for thinking of programs, not for expressing programs you've already thought of. It should be a pencil, not a pen. Static typing would be a fine idea if people actually did write programs the way they taught me to in college. But that's not how any of the hackers I know write programs. We need a language that lets us scribble and smudge and smear, not a language where you have to sit with a teacup of types balanced on your knee and make polite conversation with a strict old aunt of a compiler.
Author: Paul Graham, Source: http://www.paulgraham.com/hp.htmlSaved by richardkmiller in creating programming sketching 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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