Facts about Niklaus Wirth

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Niklaus Wirth is a famous Scientist from Switzerland, he/she is 84 years old and still alive, born February 15, 1934.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 23 quotes who is written / told by Niklaus, under the main topics: Computers, Design.

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Famous quotes by Niklaus Wirth (23)


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"In the practical world of computing, it is rather uncommon that a program, once it performs correctly and satisfactorily, remains unchanged forever"
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"Usually its users discover sooner or later that their program does not deliver all the desired results, or worse, that the results requested were not the ones really needed"
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"In the practical world of computing, it is rather uncommon that a program, once it performs correctly and satisfactorily, remains unchanged forever"
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"Yet, I am convinced that there is a need for high quality software, and the time will come when it will be recognized that it is worth investing effort in its development and in using a careful, structured approach based on safe, structured languages"
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"Software development is technical activity conducted by human beings"
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"My being a teacher had a decisive influence on making language and systems as simple as possible so that in my teaching, I could concentrate on the essential issues of programming rather than on details of language and notation"
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"It is evidently necessary to generate and test candidates for solutions in some systematic manner"
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"But active programming consists of the design of new programs, rather than contemplation of old programs"
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"A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do"
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"Programming is usually taught by examples"
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"Program construction consists of a sequence of refinement steps"
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"Our ultimate goal is extensible programming (EP). By this, we mean the construction of hierarchies of modules, each module adding new functionality to the system"
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"Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools, or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence"
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"The possible solutions to a given problem emerge as the leaves of a tree, each node representing a point of deliberation and decision"
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"The idea that one might derive satisfaction from his or her successful work, because that work is ingenious, beautiful, or just pleasing, has become ridiculed"
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"I have never designed a language for its own sake"
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"Clearly, programming courses should teach methods of design and construction, and the selected examples should be such that a gradual development can be nicely demonstrated"
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"Nevertheless, I consider OOP as an aspect of programming in the large; that is, as an aspect that logically follows programming in the small and requires sound knowledge of procedural programming"
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"My duty as a teacher is to train, educate future programmers"
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"Many people tend to look at programming styles and languages like religions: if you belong to one, you cannot belong to others. But this analogy is another fallacy"
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"Experience shows that the success of a programming course critically depends on the choice of these examples"
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"A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do"
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"But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity"


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