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CS Quotes

I have some of my favorite quotes about Computer Science listed below. I hope they provide some insight, amusement, or both. Please note, I collected most of these quotes from sources on the Internet, so they have not been fully verified. My apologies in advance for mis-attributed quotes.

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
Edsger Dijkstra
Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad idea which could only have originated in California.
Edsger Dijkstra
I invented the term Object-Oriented, and I can tell you I did not have C++ in mind.
Alan Kay
Java is the most distressing thing to happen to computing since MS-DOS.
Alan Kay
Your development cycle is much faster because Java is interpreted. The compile-link-load-test-crash-debug cycle is obsolete.
James Gosling
Perl: The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption.
Keith Bostic
Java: the elegant simplicity of C++ and the blazing speed of Smalltalk.
Jan Steinman
If C++ has taught me one thing, it's this: Just because the system is consistent doesn't mean it's not the work of Satan.
Andrew Plotkin
C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg.
Bjarne Stroustrup
There are only two things wrong with C++: The initial concept and the implementation.
Bertrand Meyer
Whenever the C++ language designers had two competing ideas as to how they should solve some problem, they said, "OK, we'll do them both". So the language is too baroque for my taste.
Donald E Knuth
It has been discovered that C++ provides a remarkable facility for concealing the trivial details of a program -- such as where its bugs are.
David Keppel