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Brian Kernighan

  • Princeton University - Programmer, Computer scientist, Scientist
  • Canada
“ Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
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    Date of birthJanuary 1942
    Country of nationalityCanada
    GenderMale
    ProfessionProgrammer, Computer scientist, Scientist
  • Biography

    Brian Wilson Kernighan (the 'g' is silent), is a computer scientist who worked at Bell Labs alongside Unix creators Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie and contributed greatly to Unix and its school of thought. He is also coauthor of the AWK and AMPL...
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    • “ Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
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