Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brian W. Kernighan on debugging

Just discovered this quote of Brian W. Kernighan on Debugging.
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it
If you are not sure what is means, here is a stackoverflow discussion about it.

And an article explaining the quote by Alfred Thomson

It takes some time to understand this quote. Its a kind of zen Kōan