Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 20:46 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development I like this one: "By definition, a program is an entity that is run by the computer. It talks directly to the CPU and the OS. Code that does not talk directly to the CPU and the OS, but is instead run by some other program that does talk directly to the CPU and the OS, is not a program; it's a script." Here's the other eleven.
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by ndrw on Tue 4th Sep 2012 01:01 UTC
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Not particularly controversial but not widely adopted either:

Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.
Harold Abelson

[...] when you have an setter on an object you turned it back into a data structure.
Alan Kay


Any sweeping rules should at most be treated as guidelines. What ultimately matters is the result, not the process.

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