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What you say is true for all technology. We all use it, mostly with only a vague idea of how it works "on the inside". This is one of the advantages of componentization.

Where optimizing compilers are concerned, I have learnt to trust them as well. They are merely the latest in a "chain of trust" stretching from the CPU hardware through the microcode, etc. Just as very few of us build our own CPUs, very few of us manually optimize our own code.

As for Knuth, I must disagree somewhat. My copy of Knuth gets used a few times a year - not for the MIX code, but for the description and specification of algorithms. I find his language to be clearer than that of many authors who white books with titles like "Algorithms in <language of the month>", and usually with fewer errors.

On one level, I couldn't care less if my code were executed by tiny elves as long as they executed it correctly. On another, I share your shock at the lack of curiosity about the inner workings shown by so many young'uns.

EDIT: fixed grammar & typos. Blush | :O
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