Talk:Bjarne Stroustrup

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Attributed quotes[edit]

I put some of the quotes on the page into an Attributed section, even though Stroustrup does say that he said them (or something like them) in his FAQ. I don't believe that the FAQ is a strong source to use for the quotes, especially since it's not where they first appeared (and are merely being echoed there). —LrdChaos 19:41, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Unsourced Quotes[edit]

The first two unsourced quotes ("An organisation that treats its programmers as morons will soon have programmers that are willing and able to act like morons only." and "Design and programming are human activities; forget that and all is lost.") are both found in The C++ Programming Language, Third Ed and may exist in previous editions (they're in the three chapters where Stroustrup lays out his ideas of software development).


  • If it doesn't compile on my computer - it doesn't exist.
    • A comment made by Dr. Stroustrup in his C++0x class at Texas A&M University on April 14, 2009