Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Write simple code

Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
-- attributed to Brian Kernighan

1 comment:

  1. That's one of my favourite IT quotes of all time; I thought he said it in The Elements of Programming Style, but I don't have a copy to hand so I'll have to check.

    Apropos of your previous post, I have the honour of having a (5 digit European format) palendromic birthday :-)