After the obvious ommission of Perl, I hunted down Larry Wall and found this:
"1. Larry is always by definition right about how Perl should behave. This means he has final veto power on the core functionality.
2 Larry is allowed to change his mind about any matter at a later date, regardless of whether he previously invoked Rule 1.
Got that? Larry is always right, even when he was wrong."
What I was looking for was:
“Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer. There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris.”
The Dark Side of The Force?
[Wonders if @barbie is “in the house”. Waves]