This paragraph ends the acknowledgments section of Advanced Compiler Design and Implementation by Steven Muchnick, which I just started yesterday.


This acknowledgment time-traveled from 1998. Steven might not have been risking chemical castration or life like if he’d penned this less than a half-century prior, but the notion of same-sex partnership definitely wasn’t so accepted as it is today. It’s hard to imagine the courage, love, and possibly defiance that this paragraph represents.

LGBTQ colleagues, friends, neighbors, fellow countrymen, fellow world citizens: From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your contributions. We wouldn’t be where we are without you. Happy Pride.

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