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Favorite Programming Quote

#1
Post your favorite programming quote.

It would be nice if you guys posted some that applied to xenForo like this one:


"Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability." -Edsger Dijkstra
 

Wired

Active member
#6
Naaahhh, I don't need a backup copy of this code before I make this teeny tiny change... /power goes out
Oh ****...
 

Shamil

Well-known member
#7
"Why the heck did I do that? I could have used eval() and it would have worked the first time round." Alex (a dev working with me on an intranet project)
 

Andy Huang

Well-known member
#8
"This code is awesome, but what was it supposed to do again?" -- Me, Looking at code I wrote after waking up from coding all day, all night and all morning on energy drink
 

Kevin

Well-known member
#9
"What the f*** was I thinking when I wrote this line of code???" - Kier
"This code is awesome, but what was it supposed to do again?" -- Me, Looking at code I wrote after waking up from coding all day, all night and all morning on energy drink
Ah, I sense some kindred spirits around here. :D Those two quotes above often will come up when I look at code I wrote some time ago and need to revisit.
 

mlx

Well-known member
#10
Oh yeah. Looking at really old code you have written yourself can be pretty shocking from time to time. Kinda glad I'm not alone there :D
 

Kevin

Well-known member
#13
Oh yeah. Looking at really old code you have written yourself can be pretty shocking from time to time. Kinda glad I'm not alone there :D
I normally hang my head in a mixture of shame and horror when I look at my old code rofl :D
The worst feeling is when you are in a programmer team environment and after you start with the "Who the heck wrote this?!' rant, you realize... "Um, uh... yeah, I think that's some of my code. Never mind." Whoops.
 

SneakyDave

Well-known member
#15
"It can be developed to do that, but you're not going to like the results"

"I'm not talking about a pool cue" - some ancient instructor.

"Read a file, write a record, and specify the target you want to open, but not close. Doing so will insult the compiler's intelligence" - some other ancient instructor.