I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the demigodic party.
From Odd Comments and Strange Doings in Unix:
"values of β will give rise to dom!"
/* * If the new process paused because it was * swapped out, set the stack level to the last call * to savu(u_ssav). This means that the return * which is executed immediately after the call to aretu * actually returns from the last routine which did * the savu. * * You are not expected to understand this. */
"A substory: at some point several were sitting around working away. Bob Morris asked, almost conversationally, 'what are the arguments to ld?' Someone told him. We continued typing for the next minute, as a thought began to percolate, not quite to the top of the brain-- in other words, not quite fast enough. The terminal stopped echoing before anyone could stop and say 'Hold on Bob, what is it you're trying to do?'"