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SubjectRe: Alan Cox quote? (was: Re: accounting for threads)
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Dan Kegel <dank@kegel.com> writes:

> ognen@gene.pbi.nrc.ca wrote:
> >
> > On an unrelated note:
> >
> > I noticed the quote below in your message. Is this a true quote or just a
> > joke going around? I have tried believing it is just a joke but I am
> > scared it is not.
> >
> > >--
> > > "A Computer is a state machine.
> > > Threads are for people who can't program state machines."
> > > - Alan Cox
>
> Alan, did you really say that, or are people taking your name in vain?

Actually he left out the apostrophe and didn't capitalize
`computer'. See, e.g.,
http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:myb1i-ixJ0k:web.gnu.walfield.org/mail-archive/linux-kernel/2000-January/3533.html
--
"...dans ce pays-ci il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral
pour encourager les autres."
--Voltaire, _Candide_
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