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Words To Live By - From Google Code Search

Friday, December 8, 2006

I want to take some of the prose I find on Google's Code Search and print it onto T-shirts and coffee mugs. These would make great gifts during the holiday season.

Locks are analogous to green traffic lights: If you have a green light, that does not prevent the idiot coming the other way from plowing into you sideways; it merely guarantees to you that the idiot does not also have a green light at the same time. (from File.pm).

Most people smell bad. But that's no excuse to not let them change their default remote command. (from remote.c).

The last match is not always the one that is chosen. (from data.c).

The last phrase sounds like Socrates. Except, I guess, Socrates never had the pleasure of working with regular expressions.