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Programming Languages

C++ is popular because it is like C. Java is popular because it is like C++ and C. C# is popular because it is like Java. See a pattern. (Rick Hightower)
In C++ it’s harder to shoot yourself in the foot, but when you do, you blow off your whole leg. (Bjarne Stoustrup)
Programs, like ships, sink in the C. (Anonymous)
Java is to JavaScript what Car is to Carpet. (Chris Heilmann)
Perl – The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption. (Keith Bostic)
XML is like violence – if it doesn’t solve your problems, you are not using enough of it. (Anonymous)
Every language has an optimization operator. In C++ that operator is ‘//’. (Anonymous)
The whole HTML validation exercise is questionable, but validating as XHTML is flat-out masochism. Only recommended for those that enjoy pain. Or programmers. I can’t always tell the difference. (Jeff Atwood)
PHP is a minor evil perpetrated and created by incompetent amateurs, whereas Perl is a great and insidious evil perpetrated by skilled but perverted professionals. (Jon Ribbens)
Fifty years of programming language research, and we end up with C++? (Richard A. O’Keefe)
Writing in C or C++ is like running a chainsaw with all the safety guards removed. (Bob Gray)
One day my daughter came in, looked over my shoulder at some Perl 4 code, and said, “What is that, swearing?” (Larry Wall)
If it wasn’t for C, we’d be writing programs in BASI, PASAL, and OBOL. (Anonymous)
In my egotistical opinion, most people’s C programs should be indented six feet downward and covered with dirt. (Blair P. Houghton)
Going from programming in Pascal to programming in C, is like learning to write in Morse code. (J.P. Candusso)
I will not be a lemming and follow the crowd over the cliff and into the C. (John Beidler)
C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success. (Dennis M. Ritchie)
A C program is like a fast dance on a newly waxed dance floor by people carrying razors. (Waldi Ravens)
The more I C, the less I see. (Anonymous)
C++: Where friends have access to your private members. (Gavin Russell Baker)
C++ would make a decent teaching language if we could teach the ++ part without the C part. (Michael B. Feldman)
I would rather use Java than Perl. And I’d rather be eaten by a crocodile than use Java. (Trouser)
‘Do you program in Assembly’? she asked. ‘NOP’, he said. (Anonymous)
Pascal, n. : A programming language named after a man who would turn over in his grave if he knew about it. (Anonymous)
Yo moma is like HTML: Tiny head, huge body. (Anonymous)
When a programming language is created that allows programmers to program in simple English, it will be discovered that programmers cannot speak English. (Anonymous)
There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, any programming language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad code. (Flon’s Law)
Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress. (Alan Perlis)
The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a suitable language. (Donald Knuth)
A language that doesn’t have everything is actually easier to program in than some that do. (Dennis M. Ritchie)
Programming languages should be designed not by piling feature on top of feature, but by removing the weaknesses and restrictions that make additional features appear necessary. (Anonymous)
Programming languages, like pizzas, come in only two sizes: too big and too small. (Richard Pattis)
There are only two kinds of programming languages: those people always bitch about and those nobody uses. (Bjarne Stroustrup)
There is no programming language–no matter how structured–that will prevent programmers from making bad programs. (Larry Flon)
The problem about all graphical programming languages is that when your project becomes complex, not only will you have spaghetti code, but it will actually look like spaghetti too. (Anonymous)
When someone says: ‘I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done’, give him a lollipop. (Alan J. Perlis)
Computer language design is just like a stroll in the park. Jurassic Park, that is. (Larry Wall)
C++ is like an octopus made by nailing extra legs onto a dog. (Steve Taylor)
The C language combines the power and flexibility of assembly language with the ease and readability of assembly language. (Anonymous)

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