These two posters show the difference between professor Edsger Dijkstra and the author of Perl programming language, Larry Wall.

Edsger Dijkstra, Quick and Dirty
Edsger Dijkstra - Quick and Dirty, I Wouldn't Like It.

Larry Wall, Quick and Dirty
Larry Wall - Quick and Dirty, I'd Hit It.

See also what John McCarthy would say about your code.

Comments

November 08, 2008, 02:22

http://www.xach.com/img/doing-it-wrong.jpg

November 08, 2008, 03:45

...but isn't Dijkstra a *greedy* algorithm...?

November 08, 2008, 11:19

Context is critical. Both of them are correct depending on the context :)

November 08, 2008, 17:41

Nice one

November 10, 2008, 23:42

Hey, nice to see one more Latvian blogger is going good out here - I'll keep eye on Your site :)

Sveiciens :)

Ravi Balgi Permalink
November 12, 2008, 17:31

Hi Varish...you are really helping all by describing the right way to do things
thanks so much...
you are a wonderful person...I have known..truly.

Ravi Balgi Permalink
November 12, 2008, 18:21

Hi Peter... your blog has indeed helped me learn many things in a veery short time and has made me aware of many things..
thanks so much....

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