Friday, December 9, 2011

The UNIX Way vs. Knuth...

Interesting post, with this quote from a review by Doug McIlroy:
Knuth has shown us here how to program intelligibly, but not wisely. I buy the discipline. I do not buy the result. He has fashioned a sort of industrial-strength FabergĂ© egg—intricate, wonderfully worked, refined beyond all ordinary desires, a museum piece from the start.
As the author of the post says:
Just remember, he’s saying this about Donald Knuth.

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