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Quote by Knuth

From: Christopher Dimech
Subject: Quote by Knuth
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 19:41:30 +0200

> Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 4:02 AM
> From: "Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor" 
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> Subject: Re: Quote by Knuth
> Alexandre Garreau wrote:
> > We should count LaTeX programmers and org-mode users,
> > I think these are most of that population.
> OK, because they use natural language? I don't remember a lot
> of natural language (e.g., English) in LaTeX if you exclude
> the text of the actual document to be produced, but that
> doesn't influence the actual programming part, does it?

No.  Disregard Latex.  Orgmode is literate because you can run code
among real prose.

> > I'm not even sure of what's the count of programmers
> > worldwide already so well
> First one needs a definition, then a way of counting or
> a method of approximating how many people fulfill
> that definition.
> One can count professional programmers - that doesn't
> necessarily say so much about their ability, just that they
> earn money from doing it - and one can also count the number
> of people who have an education within the field.

Those with formal education is a good metric for relatively
knowledgeable programmers

> Maybe from that number, one can assume something like, for
> every such person, 99 additional people know how to do it.
> > Millions could indeed be a great exageration
> One should remove such statements ("millions"), or replace it
> with "several", perhaps...
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