Catching Save - newbie

Peter Hansen peter at
Wed Apr 16 18:55:55 CEST 2003

Michael Hudson wrote:
> Peter Hansen <peter at> writes:
> > The last time I used Google (of which I'm well aware of course), it
> > told me that Knuth was in fact merely paraphrasing someone else
> > (google can tell you who it was, if you wish ;-),
> Yes, you can find lots of people claiming it was Hoare that said this.
> However, their plurality doesn't necessarily make them right.

True... but neither does the fact that Knuth (also?) said it make
them wrong.  On the other hand, this is the first time I've seen
a claim, found via google or not :-), that Hoare did not in fact 
say that.  Is your view authoritative, or a supposition?


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