Still, Donald Knuth Is Alive

donald knuth cartoonAn Interview with Donald Knuth where he talks about open source, reusable code, Linux, and other stuff:

…authors these days often introduce arcane methods that outperform the simpler techniques only when the problem size exceeds the number of protons in the universe. Such algorithms could never be important in a real computer application. I read hundreds of such papers to see if they might contain nuggets for programmers, but most of them wind up getting short shrift.

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