Edsger Dijkstra Quotes & Sayings

26 most famous Edsger Dijkstra quotes and sayings (scientist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull. He therefore approaches his task with full humility, and avoids clever tricks like the plague.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“Teaching to unsuspecting youngsters the effective use of formal methods is one of the joys of life because it is so extremely rewarding.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence!”
Edsger Dijkstra Quotes
“Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad idea which could only have originated in California.”

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