Usually, computer science papers describe algorithms in Algol-like pseudolanguage, similar to Pascal or even C/C++. But Donald Knuth uses his own assembly language (MMIX). Are there any good known ...
I am not able to understand one algorithm discussed in TAOCP Volume 1; Section 1.3.3 named as "Algorithm A" stated as "Multiply permutations in cycle form" while compared with the stated example in ...
I don't hate using assembly language, since I have written some in my os course. But obviously, assembly language lacks abstraction, you have to pay more attention to the details. Is assembly ...
In a sense, 10! (ten factorial) represents an approximate dividing line between things which are practical to compute and things which are not. This is from Knuth's TAOCP Fundamental Algorithms ...
In Knuth's Fascicle 1 on MMIX, the "Memory and Registers" section on page 4 states: "thus if x is any octabyte, M[x] is a byte of memory." and "thus if x is any byte, $x is an octabyte." How can x ...
I stumbled upon this quote from Bill Gates: "You should definitely send me a resume if you can read the whole thing." He was talking about The Art of Programming books. So I was pretty curious and ...