Code – July 2015

“Nothing brings fear to my heart more than a floating point number.” — Gerald Jay Sussman

“Copy-paste is so underrated. It’s like preventing aliasing errors. You can change part of your code and it doesn’t affect the other parts.”

“I wish kill -9 worked on customers.”

“Eliminate random behavior. Force bugs to be reproducible” – Steve Maguire

“A hacker on a roll may be able to produce—in a period of a few months—something that a small development group (say, 7-8 people) would have a hard time getting together over a year. IBM used to report that certain programmers might be as much as 100 times as productive as other workers, or more.” – Peter Seebach

“The only way to learn a new programming language is by writing programs in it” – Brian Wilson Kernighan

“The code that is the hardest to debug is the code that you know cannot possibly be wrong”

“Some languages don’t scale up. Some languages don’t scale down. No language is optimal for problems of every size.”

“Documentation is like sex; when it’s good, it’s very, very good, and when it’s not, it’s better than nothing” – Dick Brandon

Which form of Object Oriented reuse is the most common?
A: Class based inheritance
B: Prototype based inheritance
C: Clipboard based inheritance


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