[OT] Knuth did NOT say "premature optimization ..." (was: Re: Syncing up the MIME databases)
daniel at fooishbar.org
Wed Nov 5 07:59:36 EET 2003
On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 04:28:42AM +0100, Scott Wheeler wrote:
> We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time:
> premature optimization is the root of all evil.
> - -Donald Knuth
Wrong. The closest Knuth came to saying this, was quoting Hoare, who is
the originator of this fine quote.
Daniel Stone <dstone at trinity.unimelb.edu.au>
Developer, Trinity College, University of Melbourne
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