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#9146 Donald Knuth

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it. .

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#9147 Donald Knuth

I can’t be as confident aboutas I can about biology. Biology easily has 500 years of exciting problems to work on. It’s at that level. .

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#9148 Donald Knuth

The psychological profiling [of a programmer] is mostly the ability to shift levels of abstraction, from low level to high level. To see something in the small and to see something in the large. .

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#9149 Donald Knuth

The important thing, once you have enough to eat and a nice house, is what you can do for others, what you can contribute to the enterprise as a whole. .

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#9150 Donald Knuth

The whole thing that makes a mathematician’s life worthwhile is that he gets the grudging admiration of three or four colleagues. .

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#9151 Donald Knuth

Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do. .

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#9152 Donald Knuth

A mathematical formula should never be "owned" by anybody! Mathematics belong to God. .

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#9153 Donald Knuth

I define UNIX as 30 definitions of regular expressions living under one roof. .

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#9154 Donald Knuth

I can’t go to a restaurant and order food because I keep looking at the fonts on the menu. .

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#9155 Donald Knuth

Email is a wonderful thing for people whose role in life is to be on top of things. But not for me; my role is to be on the bottom of things. What I do takes long hours of studying and uninterruptible concentration. .

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#9156 Donald Knuth

How can you own [...] numbers? Numbers belong to the world. .

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#9157 Donald Knuth

In fact, my main conclusion after spending ten years of my life working on the TEX project is that software is hard. It’s harder than anything else I’ve ever had to do. .

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#9158 Donald Knuth

If you find that you're spending almost all your time on theory, start turning some attention to practical things; it will improve your theories. If you find that you're spending almost all your time on practice, start turning some attention to theoretical things; it will improve your practice. .

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#9159 Donald Knuth

By understanding a machine-oriented language, the programmer will tend to use a much more efficient method; it is much closer to reality. .

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#9160 Donald Knuth

An algorithm must be seen to be believed. .

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#9161 Donald Knuth

People who are more than casually interested in computers should have at least some idea of what the underlying hardware is like. Otherwise the programs they write will be pretty weird. .

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#9162 Donald Knuth

Random numbers should not be generated with a method chosen at random .

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#9163 Donald Knuth

The sun comes up just about as often as it goes down, in the long run, but this doesn't make its motion random. .

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#9164 Donald Knuth

The reason is not to glorify "bit chasing"; a more fundamental issue is at stake here: Numerical subroutines should deliver results that satisfy simple, useful mathematical laws whenever possible. [...] Without any underlying symmetry properties, the job of proving interesting results becomes extremely unpleasant. The enjoyment of one's tools is an essential ingredient of successful work. .

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#9165 Donald Knuth

Any inaccuracies in this index may be explained by the fact that it has been sorted with the help of a computer. .

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#9166 Donald Knuth

Trees sprout up just about everywhere in ... .

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#9167 Donald Knuth

1974Lecture,17 (12), (December 1974), pp. 667–673 .

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#9168 Donald Knuth

Science is knowledge which we understand so well that we can teach it to a computer; and if we don't fully understand something, it is an art to deal with it. .

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#9169 Donald Knuth

We should continually be striving to transform every art into a science: in the process, we advance the art. .

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#9170 Donald Knuth

Premature optimization is the root of all evil (or at least most of it) in programming. .

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#9171 Donald Knuth

Computer programming is an art, because it applies accumulated knowledge to the world, because it requires skill and ingenuity, and especially because it produces objects of beauty. A programmer who subconsciously views himself as an artist will enjoy what he does and will do it better. .

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#9490 Grace Hopper

From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it. .

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#9491 Grace Hopper

To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge. .

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#9493 Grace Hopper

A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things. .

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#11777 Linus Torvalds

There are literally several levels of SCO being wrong. And even if we were to live in that alternate universe where SCO would be right, they'd still be wrong. .

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#11778 Linus Torvalds

Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen an angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100 mph … .

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#11779 Linus Torvalds

I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. .

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#11780 Linus Torvalds

Do you pine for the nice days of minix-1.1, when men were men and wrote their own device drivers? […] I can (well, almost) hear you asking yourselves "why?". Hurd will be out in a year (or two, or next month, who knows), and I've already got minix. .

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#11781 Linus Torvalds

Your job is being a professor and researcher: That's one hell of a good excuse for some of the brain-damages of . .

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#11782 Linus Torvalds

is for people who cannot write new programs. .

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#11783 Linus Torvalds

Well, with a subject like this, I'm afraid I'll have to reply. Apologies to minix-users who have heard enough about linux anyway. I'd like to be able to just "ignore the bait", but … time for some serious flamefesting! .

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#11784 Linus Torvalds

Well, I probably won't get too good grades even without you: I had an argument (completely unrelated – not even pertaining to OS's) with the person here at the university that teaches OS design. I wonder when I'll learn :) .

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#11785 Linus Torvalds

No. That's it. The cool name, that is. We worked very hard on creating a name that would appeal to the majority of people, and it certainly paid off: thousands of people are using linux just to be able to say "OS/2? Hah. I've got Linux. What a cool name". 386BSD made the mistake of putting a lot of numbers and weird abbreviations into the name, and is scaring away a lot of people just because it sounds too technical. .

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#11786 Linus Torvalds

When you say, "I wrote a program that crashed ," people just stare at you blankly and say, "Hey, I got those with the system, for free." .

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#11787 Linus Torvalds

If you need more than 3 levels of indentation, you're screwed anyway, and should fix your program. .

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#11788 Linus Torvalds

You know you're brilliant, but maybe you'd like to understand what you did 2 weeks from now. .

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#11789 Linus Torvalds

Antyping into would never make a good program. .

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#11790 Linus Torvalds

It's a bird … it's a plane … no, it's KernelMan, faster than a speeding bullet, to your rescue. Doing new kernel versions in under 5 seconds flat … .

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#11791 Linus Torvalds

The main reason there are no raw devices [in Linux] is that I personally think that raw devices are a stupid idea. .

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#11792 Linus Torvalds

Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen an angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100 mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had. .

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#11793 Linus Torvalds

Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on , and let the rest of the world mirror it ;) .

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#11794 Linus Torvalds

If you still don't like it, that's OK: that's why I'm boss. I simply know better than you do. .

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#11795 Linus Torvalds

…the Linux philosophy is "laugh in the face of danger". Oops. Wrong one. "Do it yourself". That's it. .

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#11796 Linus Torvalds

See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux, you have to be a sneaky bastard too ;-) .

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#11797 Linus Torvalds

Making Linux GPL'd was definitely the best thing I ever did. .

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