Bjarne Stroustrup

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    An organisation that treats its programmers as morons will soon have programmers that are willing and able to act like morons only.
    Source: The C++ Programming Language. p.713
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    C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg.
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    C++ is my favorite garbage collected language because it generates so little garbage
    Source: FAQ: Did you really say that?
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    Certainly not every good program is object-oriented, and not every object-oriented program is good.
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    Clearly, I reject the view that there is one way that is right for everyone and for every problem.
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    Defining OO as based on the use of class hierarchies and virtual functions is also practical in that it provides some guidance as to where OO is likely to be successful.
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    Far too often, software engineering is neither engineering nor about software. Bjarne Stroustrup's FAQ: Did you really say that?. Retrieved on 2011-04-11.
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    First, I'd like to see the basic tools such as compilers, debuggers, profilers, database interfaces, GUI builders, CAD tools, and so forth fully support the ISO standard.
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    How to test? is a question that cannot be answered in general. When to test? however, does have a general answer: as early and as often as possible.
    Source: The C++ Programming Language. p. 712
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    However, when Java is promoted as the sole programming language, its flaws and limitations become serious.
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    It is easy to study the rules of overloading and of templates without noticing that together they are one of the keys to elegant and efficient type-safe containers.
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    Legacy code often differs from its suggested alternative by actually working and scaling.
    Source: FAQ: What is legacy code?
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    My list of basic tools is a partial answer to the question about what has changed: Over the past few years, large numbers of programmers have come to depend on elaborate tools to interface code with systems facilities.
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    People who passionately want to believe that the world is basically simple react to this with a fury that goes beyond what I consider appropriate for discussing a programming language.
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    People who think they know everything really annoy those of us who know we don't.
    Source: FAQ: Did you really say that?
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