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"Make sure your code 'does nothing' gracefully."
- P. J. Plauger - Kernighan and Plauger - chapter 6. An obvious example of doing nothing gracefully is a sort routine called with a list of one element. The sorter should correctly do nothing., The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger , ISBN: 0070342075
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"Let the machine do the dirty work. "
- P. J. Plauger - Kernighan and Plauger - Chapter 2, The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger , ISBN: 0070342075
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"Choose a data representation that makes the program simple."
- P. J. Plauger - Kernighan and Plauger - Chapter 3 , The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger , ISBN: 0070342075
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"Let the data structure the program."
- P. J. Plauger - Kernighan and Plauger - Chapter 4 , The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger , ISBN: 0070342075
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"Where there are two bugs, there is likely to be a third."
- P. J. Plauger - Kernighan and Plauger - Chapter 6, The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger , ISBN: 0070342075
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"Take care to branch the right way on equality. "
- P. J. Plauger - Kernighan and Plauger - Chapter 6, The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger , ISBN: 0070342075
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"Test input for validity and plausibility."
- P. J. Plauger - Kernighan and Plauger - Chapter 5, The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger , ISBN: 0070342075
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"Don't patch bad code - rewrite it."
- P. J. Plauger - Kernighan and Plauger, The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger , ISBN: 0070342075
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"Don't stop with your first draft."
- P. J. Plauger - Kernighan and Plauger, The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger , ISBN: 0070342075
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"Make it right before you make it fast. Make it clear before you make it faster. Keep it right when you make it faster."
- P. J. Plauger - Kernighan and Plauger, The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger , ISBN: 0070342075
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"Make your programs read from top to bottom."
- P. J. Plauger - Kernighan and Plauger, The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger , ISBN: 0070342075
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