Truths that might hurt.

"APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection. It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past: it creates a new generation of coding bums."

"It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration."

"FORTRAN, 'the infantile disorder', by now nearly 20 years old, is hopelessly inadequate for whatever computer application you have in mind today: it is now too clumsy, too risky, and too expensive to use." [todas de Edsger Dijkstra]

Eu diria que, considerando os tempos atuais, a tripla (APL, BASIC, FORTRAN) poderia muito bem ser substituída pela tripla (Java, Clipper, FORTRAN) sem perda de significado.

E é isso.