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- Subject: sizeof
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob Hall)
- Date: Tue, 11 Jan 94 08:38:46 EST
- Cc: email@example.com
- In-reply-to: Doug Currie, Flavors Technology, Inc.'s message of Mon, 10 Jan 1994 17:41:08 -0500 <9401102241.AA20506@uu2.psi.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 1994 17:41:08 -0500
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Currie, Flavors Technology, Inc.)
> This reminds me... I've heard it said that
> "LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing."
> Anybody know the origin of this statement?
>I believe this is by the late Alan Perlis, who was the first Turing
>Award winner, a wonderful teacher, and an endless supply of such
This rings a bell; I recall N. Wirth repeating the quip in an acm lecture
and adding that Pascal programmers know the "wirth" of everything.
On the other hand, there's always this observation from somewhere in netland
(it was quoted to me without attribution a long time ago):
Q. Why is Niklaus Wirth called "Nick-laus Veert" in Europe
and "Nickle-less Worth" in the U.S.A.?
A. Because the Europeans call him by name and the Americans
call him by value.
- Re: sizeof
- From: email@example.com (Doug Currie, Flavors Technology, Inc.)