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epigrams in programming (was Re: Why does "update" treat an obstruction differently if adding without history?)

From: Ed Price <ed.price_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:22:40 -0400

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 11:03 AM, Stephen Butler <sbutler_at_elego.de> wrote:
> To quote Alan Kay, I believe, "If you write a function with ten
> parameters, you've forgotten one." Uh oh.

Alan Perlis, actually. #11 on this list:

http://www.cs.yale.edu/quotes.html

(via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigrams_on_Programming,
which also provides another URL which is more complete.)

Enjoy :)
-Ed

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