Book One The Silent Void
 Thus spake the master programmer:

 “When you have learned to snatch the error code from the trap frame,it will be time for you leave.”
Something mysterious is formed,born in the silent void.Waiting along and unmoving,it is at once still and yet in constant motion.It is the source of all programs. I do not know its name ,so I will call it the Tao of Programming.


If the Tao is great , the operating system is great. If the operating system is great, then the application is great.The user is pleased and there is harmony in the world.


The Tao of Programming flows far away and returns on the wind of morning.

snatch[n.抢夺,碎片,一阵 v.夺取,想抢走,侥幸获得]

trap:[n.陷阱,阴谋,杂物 v.抑制,设陷阱,捕捉]

frame:[n. 框架,结构,骨架 v.构造,设计,陷害]


constant:[n.常数,恒量 adj.不变的,坚决的,坚持的]

motion:[n.运动,动作 v.向…打手势]


The Tao gave birth to machine language.Machine language gave birth to the assembler.


The assembler gave birth to compiler.Now there are ten thousand languages.


Each language has its purpose,however humbler.Each language express the yin and yang of software.Each language has its place within the Tao.


But do not program in Cobol if you can avoid it.

Give birth to:[vt. 引起(产生,造成)]

Assembler:[n. 装配工,汇编语言]

Compiler:[n. 编译者,编译器,编译程序]

Purpose:[n. 目的,决心,意向 v. 意欲,计划,企图]

Humble:[vt.贬抑 adj. 卑下的,谦逊的,粗陋的]

Express:[n. 快车,快递 v. 表达,表示 adj. 急速的,明确的]

Cobol:[ Common Business Oriented Language 通用商务语言]
In the beginning was the Tao.


The Tao gave birth to Space And Time.


Therefore Space and Time are the Yin and Yang of Programming.


Programmers that do not comprehend Tao are always running out of time and space for their programs.


Programmers that comprehend Tao always have enough time and space to accomplish their goals.


How could it be otherwise?
Comprehend:[vt. 1,领会,理解,包括(包含),由…组成]

Accomplish:[vt. 1,完成,实现,达到 2,走完,度过 3,使完美]

The wise programmer is told about Tao and follows it.The average programmer is told about Tao and searches for it.The foolish programmer is told about Tao and laughs at it.


If it where not for laughter,there would be no Tao.


The heighest sounds are hardest to hear.


Going forward is a way to retreat.


Great talent shows itself late in life.[大器晚成]


Even a prefect program still has bugs.


The Tao is hidden beyond all understanding.

Retreat:[n. 休息寓所,撤退,隐居 v. 撤退,隐退,向后倾]



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