All programmers are optimists. Perhaps this modern sorcery especially attracts those who believe in happy endings and fairly godmothers. Perhaps the hundreds of nitty frustrations drive away all but those who habitually focus on the end goal. Perhaps it is merely that computers are young, programmers are younger, and the young are always optimists. But however the selection press works, the result is indisputable: —Frederick P. Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month
This time it will surely run, or
I just found the last bug.