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Don't touch that. We don't know where you've been.

Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930-2002)

In Selected Writings on Computing: A Personal Perspective, Dijkstra states:

It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.

It has been three years since his death, and it is obvious that I have not forgotten him, his quotes, and his graph algorithm.

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