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Niklaus Wirth – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Niklaus Wirth

 

In the practical world of computing, it is rather uncommon that a program, once it performs correctly and satisfactorily, remains unchanged forever.

– Niklaus Wirth


A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do.

– Niklaus Wirth


But active programming consists of the design of new programs, rather than contemplation of old programs.

– Niklaus Wirth


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.

– Niklaus Wirth


My duty as a teacher is to train, educate future programmers.

– Niklaus Wirth


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.

– Niklaus Wirth


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.

– Niklaus Wirth