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LARRY WALL

 
"When they first built the University of California at Irvine they just put the buildings in. They did not put any sidewalks, they just planted grass. The next year, they came back and put the sidewalks where the trails were in the grass. Perl is just that kind of language. It is not designed from first principles. Perl is those sidewalks in the grass"
- Larry Wall
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"Real programmers can write assembly code in any language."
- Larry Wall - Found on an web quotes site.
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"Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer. There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris."
- Larry Wall
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"I think it's a new feature. Don't tell anyone it was an accident."
- Larry Wall
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"We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise."
- Larry Wall
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"..we have tried to make this normal case as abnormal as possible"
- Larry Wall
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"Anyway, there's plenty of room for doubt. It might seem easy enough, but computer language design is just like a stroll in the park. Jurassic Park, that is."
- Larry Wall
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"People get annoyed when you try to debug them."
- Larry Wall
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