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Niklaus Wirth


Swiss computer scientist and winner of the 1984 Turing Award.
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Niklaus Wirth
Experience shows that the success of a programming course critically depends on the choice of these examples.
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Go To statement considered harmful.
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But active programming consists of the design of new programs, rather than contemplation of old programs.




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Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster.
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During the process of stepwise refinement, a notation which is natural to the problem in hand should be used as long as possible.
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As a matter of fact, the adaptability of a program to changes in its objectives (often called maintainability) and to changes in its environment (nowadays called portability) can be measured primarily in terms of the degree to which it is neatly structured.
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.
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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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Programming is usually taught by examples.
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