取自 Knuth’s Art of Computer Programming Vol. 4 這篇在 Slashdot 的消息:

Richard M. Stallman, Linus Torvalds, and Donald E. Knuth engage in a discussion on whose impact on Computer Science was the greatest.

Stallman: "God told me I have programmed the best editor in the world!"

Torvalds: "Well, God told *me* that I have programmed the best operating system in the world!"

Knuth: "Wait, wait - I never said that."

While Dijkstra was still trying to find the shortest path to the conference

Yes, apparently he was told just to go to the conference, but he considered that advice harmful.

最後面一句關於 Dijkstra 的笑話真的很冷。