Talk:Alan Perlis

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Problems with Epigrams[edit]

I see two current problems with the enormous quote from "Epigrams on Programming". First, one epigram appears to be cited without a number between the current 121 and 122. I suspect this is a typo, and there are 131 epigrams total, but I have no way of confirming this without access to the source. Could someone fix this?

Second, and more importantly, the entire passage would seem to be excessively long for a fair-use excerpt, which may make it a copyright violation. Could someone address this question before a copyvio tag gets slapped on this article? Thanks. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 17:31, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

Since no action has been taken on this very long quote, I have deleted it because of copyvio concerns. - InvisibleSun 19:46, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Unsourced[edit]

  • I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it.