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English citations of hack

Donald Knuth has as an epigraph for his draft bitwise tricks chapter for TAOCP the following quote:

  • 1803, George Colman, John Bull, Act 3 Scene 1., quoted in Donald Knuth, "Bitwise Tricks" [draft], The Art of Computer Programming.
    Lady Caroline: Psha! that's such a hack!
    Sir Simon: A hack, Lady Caroline, that the knowing ones have warranted sound.