Just FYI ... after giving Knuth credit for this for years, I recently
saw a place where Knuth attributes it to C.A.R. Hoare. From ``The
Errors of TeX,'' on page 276 of _Literate_Programming_:
"But I also knew, and forgot, Hoare's dictum that premature
optimization is the root of all evil in programming."
Does anybody know where this statement first appeared?
(crossposted to alt.quotations)