[TUHS] BTL summer employees

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Mon Aug 10 10:53:30 AEST 2020

On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 10:48:00AM +1000, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Aug 2020, Doug McIlroy wrote:
> >Even high-school employees could make lasting contributions.  I am
> >indebted to Steve for a technique he conceived during his first summer
> >assignment: using macro definitions as if they were units of associative
> >memory. This view of macros stimulated previously undreamed-of uses.
> I'd like to see an example or two of that...

I don't have any up my sleeve, but I've seen this play out over and
over.  Some hot shot young kid shows up, the gray beards say "solve
this impossible problem" and half the time they do.  It's pretty cool.

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