... Of course, if you're writing the code to control a cruise missile, you may not actually need to write a loop exit. The loop will be terminated automatically at the appropriate moment*.
*That is, the fallout from the loop tends to occur automatically. Programming Perl Wall, Christiansen, and Schwartz
Not everything worth doing is worth doing well.
[I plan] to see, hear, touch, and destroy everything in my path,
including beets, rutabagas, and most random vegetables, but
excluding yams, as I am absolutely terrified of yams...
Actually, I think my fear of yams began in my early youth, when many of my young comrades pelted me with same for singing songs of far-off lands and deep blue seas in a language closely resembling that of the common sow. My psychosis was further impressed into my soul as I reached adolescence, when, while skipping through a field of yams, light-heartedly tossing flowers into the stratosphere, a great yam-picking machine tore through the fields, pursuing me to the edge of the great plantation, where I escaped by diving into a great ditch filled with a mixture of water and pig manure, which may explain my tendency to scream, "Here come the Martians! Hide the eggs!" every time I have pork. But I digress. The fact remains that I cannot rationally deal with yams, and pigs are terrible conversationalists.
In many college English courses the words myth and symbol are given a tremendous charge of significance. You just ain't no good unless you can see a symbol hiding, like a scared gerbil, under every page. And in many creative writing courses the little beasts multiply, the place swarms with them. What does this Mean? What does that Symbolize? What is the Underlying Mythos? Kids come lurching out of such courses with a brain full of gerbils. And they sit down and write a lot of empty pomposity, under the impression that that's how Melville did it. Ursula K. LeGuin
On the waters of life and truth, we are miserably dying. The Poet Emerson
My shoes are too tight. But it does not matter; I have forgotten how to dance. Londo Mollari
This operator was obviously named for the author, as was the famous electronic circuit that bears his name. In fact, the author's namesake electric circuit is extensively used by students and professionals (often unwittingly and without acknowledgment) when they are developing systems. Embedded Microprocessor Systems Design Kenneth L. Short
A current mirror is like pornography, you should know it when you see it. Professor JL Shohet
You are what you do.
Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.
To desire the end is to desire the means; if you are not prepared to do what is necessary to achieve it, you never wanted it at all.
NASA lately has been trying to build things better, faster,
You know that thing that missed Mars? That was "better, faster, cheaper". Professor Joseph Cassinelli
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Mark Twain
In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms. Stephen Jay Gould
The study of non-linear physics is like the study of non-elephant biology.
The truth is rarely pure, and never simple. Oscar Wilde
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