"Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming"
- Brian Kernighan (1942 ~)
Brian Wilson Kernighan is a Canadian computer scientist best known as the co-creator of the Unix operating system, along with Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie. He is a prolific author, having co-authored the first book on the C programming language.
This quote is from the book Software Tools (1976), about the language Ratfor.