Software developers have become adept at the difficult art of building reasonably reliable systems out of unreliable parts. The snag is that often we do not know exactly how we did it: a system just “sort of evolved” into something minimally acceptable. Personally, I prefer to know when a system will work, and why it will.
Bjarne Stroustrup

From a 2006 interview by Jason Pontin on the MIT Technology Review

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