2006-01-06

Edsger Dijkstra’s “EWDs” Available Online

(Based on my personal notes of 2003-07-09.)

Edsger W. Dijkstra's copious correspondence has been put online. Here is a brief excerpt from that page:

For over four decades, he mailed copies of his consecutively numbered technical notes, trip reports, insightful observations, and pungent commentaries, known collectively as "EWDs", to several dozen recipients in academia and industry. Thanks to the ubiquity of the photocopier and the wide interest in Edsger's writings, the informal circulation of many of the EWDs eventually reached into the thousands.

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