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comment Should a competent programmer be able to come up with his own shortest path algorithm?
By attributing the quote solely to Bentley you fail to due Knuth credit and, if "Bentley's" statement was wrong, you put Bentley in the position of having produced incorrect information, rather than merely having spread it. Strictly speaking, you didn't say what Bentley said: if you had, you would have said, "Bentley said that Knuth said that...". The quote is well-used here, but it is taken out of the context in which it was said.
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comment Should a competent programmer be able to come up with his own shortest path algorithm?
BlackJack, I had to join this forum to point out that Bentley did not say what you claimed he said: Knuth said it, and Bentley quoted him. When I read your comment I thought you made a good point, but I like to verify my sources and had never heard of Bentley. I have, however, heard of Knuth and can trust what he says. Please check your sources better next time.