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Juanito Fatas Huang's Playground

Here I put codes and my favorite quotes, words I collect from wise person.

Quotes

You think you know when you learn, are more sure
when you can write, even more when you can teach,
but certain when you can program.
-- Alan Perlis (1922-1990)
Yale University computer scientist

Certum quod factum.
(One is certain of only what one builds.)
-- Giovanni Battista Vico (1688-1744)
Italian Royal Historiographer

A language that doesn’t affect the way
you think about programming is not worth knowing.
-- Alan Perlis

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more
complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius
-- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
-- Albert Einstein

No doubt about it. Common Lisp is a big language.
-- Guy L. Steele, Jr.
Foreword to Koschman 1990

There are only two qualities in the world: effiency
and inefficiency; and only two sorts of people: the
efficient and the inefficient.
-- George Bernard Shaw
JohnBull's Other Island (1904)

It's said that to explain is to explain away.
-- Joseph Weizenbaum
MIT computer scientist

Man is a tool-using animal...
Without tools he is nothing,
with tools he is all.
-- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

[This] is an example par excellence of the power of
using meaning to solve linguistic problems.
-- Marvin Minsky (1968)
MIT computer scientist

Elegance is not optional
-- Richard O'Keefe (Programmer)

The best is the enemy of the good
"La Bégueule" -- Voltaire 1772

One of the conclusions that we reached was that the "object" need not be a primitive notion in a programming language; one can build objects and their behaviour from little more than assignable value cells and good old lambda expressions. -- Guy Steele on the design of Scheme

Patterns mean "I have run out of language." — Rich Hickey

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