Citações Edsger Dijkstra

„Probably I am very naive, but I also think I prefer to remain so, at least for the time being and perhaps for the rest of my life.“

—  Edsger W. Dijkstra
1980s, Refering to his conclusion to the Barber paradox or Russell's paradox. Dijkstra (1985) Where is Russell's paradox? http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD09xx/EWD923a.html (EWD 923A).

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„On Our Inability To Do Much.“

—  Edsger W. Dijkstra
1970s, Dijkstra (1972) "Structured Programming", Chapter title in O.J. Dahl, E.W. Dijkstra, and C.A.R. Hoare. Academic Press, 1972 ISBN 0122005503.

„The problems of the real world are primarily those you are left with when you refuse to apply their effective solutions.“

—  Edsger W. Dijkstra
1980s, Dijkstra (1988) " On the cruelty of really teaching computing science http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD10xx/EWD1036.html (EWD1036).

„The art of programming is the art of organizing complexity, of mastering multitude and avoiding its bastard chaos as effectively as possible.“

—  Edsger W. Dijkstra
1970s, Dijkstra (1970) " Notes On Structured Programming http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/ewd02xx/EWD249.PDF" (EWD249), Section 3 ("On The Reliability of Mechanisms"), p. 7.

„Several people have told me that my inability to suffer fools gladly is one of my main weaknesses.“

—  Edsger W. Dijkstra
1970s, Dijkstra (1978) The pragmatic engineer versus the scientific designer http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD06xx/EWD690.html (EWD 690).

„Testing shows the presence, not the absence of bugs“

—  Edsger W. Dijkstra
1960s, Dijkstra (1969) J.N. Buxton and B. Randell, eds, Software Engineering Techniques, April 1970, p. 16. Report on a conference sponsored by the NATO Science Committee, Rome, Italy, 27–31 October 1969. http://homepages.cs.ncl.ac.uk/brian.randell/NATO/nato1969.PDF Possibly the earliest documented use of the famous quote.

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