Interesting Quotes

Every now and then tucked away in documents are little gems which are often overlooked.


  • ISO/IEC 24727 Part 2
    This part of ISO/IEC 24727 maximizes the fungibility of independent realizations of its prescriptions.

  • ISO 8824:1988, Annex A
    The resulting type and value of an instance of use of the new value notation is determined by the value (and the type of the value) finally assigned to the distinguished local reference identified by the keyword VALUE, according to the processing of the macrodefinition for the new type notation followed by that for the new value notation.

  • RFC1925
    2. The Fundamental Truths
    (3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea.

  • Anthony Berglas
    Just because it is possible to push twigs along the ground with ones nose does not necessarily mean that that is the best way to collect firewood.

  • Brian W. Kernighan
    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.