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Expert C Programming: Deep C Secrets by Peter van der Linden

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Chapter 7. Thanks for the Memory

 

A master was explaining the nature of the Tao to one of his novices.

“The Tao is embodied in all software—regardless of how insignificant,” said the master.

“Is the Tao in a hand-held calculator?” asked the novice. “It is,” came the reply.

“Is the Tao in a video game?” continued the novice. “It is even in a video game,” said the master.

“And is the Tao in the DOS for a personal computer?”

The master coughed and shifted his position slightly. “That would be in the stack frame Bob, and the lesson is over for today,” he said.

 
 --Geoffrey James, The Tao of Programming

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