Journal Paper: Cover of Communications of the ACM

The Humble Programmer

  • Edsger Dijkstra
  • Recorded 1972 in Communications of the ACM Link to Communications of the ACM at cacm.acm.org, 15, no. 10, October
  • Pages 859-66
  • Abstract:
    We shall do a much better programming job, provided that we approach the task with a full appreciation of its tremendous difficulty, provided that we stick to modest and elegant programming languages, provided that we respect the intrinsic limitations of the human mind and approach the task as Very Humble Programmers.
  • Link:
    The Humble Programmer Link to The Humble Programmer at www.dmi.unict.it/?pistagna/humbleprogr.html

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