Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.