Hoare's dictum

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This dictum is named after computer scientist C.A.R. Hoare, who said, "There are two methods in software design.  One is to make the program so simple, there are '''obviously''' no errors.  The other is to make it so complicated, there are '''no obvious''' errors."
This applies to logical arguments as well: you can make the argument so simple that there are obviously no errors.  Or you can make it so complicated that there are no obvious errors.
More here: [http://galileounchained.com/2011/10/22/word-of-the-day-hoare%E2%80%99s-dictum/ "Hoare's Dictum" at Galileo Unchained blog]

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