Very Humble Programmer

March 20, 2022   • programming

I came across this quote from Dijkstra this morning. I had to re-read it at least 5 times to fully understand and appreciate the deeper meaning.

We shall do a much better programming job, provided that we approach the task with a full appreciation of its tremendous difficulty, provided that we stick to modest and elegant programming languages, provided that we respect the intrinsic limitations of the human mind and approach the task as Very Humble Programmers.

- Edsger Dijkstra