Mad Programming Language Language Elements

Famous quotes containing the words elements, language, mad and/or programming:

    There surely is a being who presides over the universe; and who, with infinite wisdom and power, has reduced the jarring elements into just order and proportion. Let speculative reasoners dispute, how far this beneficent being extends his care, and whether he prolongs our existence beyond the grave, in order to bestow on virtue its just reward, and render it fully triumphant.
    David Hume (1711–1776)

    Consensus is usually made possible by vague language and shallow commitments.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Some men there are love not a gaping pig,
    Some that are mad if they behold a cat,
    And others when the bagpipe sings i’th’ nose
    Cannot contain their urine.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    If there is a price to pay for the privilege of spending the early years of child rearing in the driver’s seat, it is our reluctance, our inability, to tolerate being demoted to the backseat. Spurred by our success in programming our children during the preschool years, we may find it difficult to forgo in later states the level of control that once afforded us so much satisfaction.
    Melinda M. Marshall (20th century)