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Whether this optimization advice is obsolete is a matter for debate, but much of the two volumes is indisputably outdated. Like Saint John's, the unfinished work of Randall Hyde needs revisions in its ground floors, even as the upper stories remain forever interrupted mid-sentence. He even cites Modula-2, which was already ancient Greek when Hyde published Volume 1 in The material's dustiness suggests it was already years old when it was finally printed.
Worse, the instruction set architectures that are the book's focus are bit Intel assembly and bit PowerPC. Those architectures were like the Byzantine style of their day: Had Randall Hyde never promised a four-volume monument, and instead set his sights on the smaller project he could finish, it would better endure.
A merely competent pair of books does not benefit from the awesome hubris of the Cathedral of Saint John, or Joe Gould's pathos. Hyde would have been better off under-promising and over-delivering, like the rest of us mere craftspeople. Indeed, I hazard that he and his publishers might have invested in updating Volumes 1 and 2, if the unfinished volumes hadn't loomed over them.
Knuth began by writing a book about compiler design, completing a page handwritten manuscript over the years In the fifty years since, the original monolith has been split into a seven-volume project, treating comprehensively not only compiler design but nearly every aspect of computer science, computational linguistics, and discrete mathematics.
Only the first three volumes are finished, and changes in technology have required several overhauls of the work so far. The example assembly code in the published volumes is now long obsolete and will be eventually replaced with a bit modern assembly language, if it is still modern by the time that effort comes to fruition.
Between the first and second publishings of Volume 2, the original typesetting technology became obsolete.
In a notorious digression, Knuth spent ten years writing a new typesetting system called T e X. Knuth's typesetter introduced novel algorithms for the layout of figures, lines, and paragraphs.
The scope of the work expanded to include a Turing-complete programming language, and T e X eventually became self-documenting: The explanation is typeset in T e X.
In the years Knuth spent developing T e X , its original implementation language "SAIL" became obsolete and he had to completely rewrite the typesetter in Pascal. The system was declared finished in and closed to enhancements.
Because its rendering of equations is still unexcelled, it remains the standard for typesetting mathematics papers.
The algorithms Knuth invented discover the most beautiful layout of a complex page, by considering all its aspects at once—its figures and equations, its many fonts, the rules of hyphenation and the desire to eliminate widows and orphans.
His brilliant solutions are the basis of all publishing today. One of the greatest benefactors of all lifekind was a man who couldn't keep his mind on the job at hand. The problem was that he was far too interested in things which he shouldn't be interested in, at least, as people would tell him, not now. So when his world was threatened by terrible invaders from a distant star, who were still a fair way off but traveling fast, he was sent into guarded seclusion by the masters of his race with instructions to design a breed of fanatical superwarriors to resist and vanquish the feared invaders, do it quickly and, they told him, "Concentrate!
So he sat by a window and looked out at a summer lawn and designed and designed and designed, but inevitably got a little distracted by things, and by the time the invaders were practically in orbit round them, had come up with a remarkable new breed of superfly that could, unaided, figure out how to fly through the open half of a half-open window, and also an off switch for children.
Knuth, too, is one of our greatest benefactors. The things he built when he got distracted are foundational to modern computing. They'd be the life's work of lesser inventors.
And his main opus, the unfinished book, towers above completed projects of littler ambition. Knuth, now 77 years old, is not hurrying to complete his masterwork. Instead, he publishes it in smaller and smaller increments: Volume 4 was partly released in , and further progress was published as Volume 4A in The seventh chapter alone of Volume 4 is planned as a series of releases called Volumes 4B, 4C, and 4D.
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