Quotes from Dijkstra and Knuth

Thought you might like these. Edsger Dijkstra, from How do we tell truths that might hurt?

The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offence.

And Donald Knuth, from an interview in Dr. Dobb’s Journal

DDJ: You’ve mentioned Edsger Dijkstra. What do you think of his work?

DK: His great strength is that he is uncompromising. It would make him physically ill to think of programming in C++.

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