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Comment Re:Premature optimization.... (Score 1) 462

I already wrote about that in my blog post linked above :) (And the text on the Wikipedia article. It's a small world.)
It seems a misattribution though, because (as you'll see if you read it) there is no textual evidence of Hoare having said it, and he himself has no recollection of any such thing.

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