Incomplete Programming History w/ Related Quotations

Awesome collection of quotes

Lewis' Random Maybe Computer Stuff

Well, I wrote this today (when I should’ve been writing a real paper)… Why not put it here! It has some great quotes from programming language developers, and my descriptions of languages in my own words. I mainly did it for the programming class I am teaching (and because I like reviewing programmer quotes). I don’t claim this to be exhaustive, but it should be accurate although I am sure some of my opinions of various language couldn’t help but come through…

“There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.” — C. A. R. Hoare

FORTRAN, John Backus and IBM team (1957)

FORTRAN is the oldest language still in use today. It was designed for high performance computing for…

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