Figures of merit

@article{Tompa1989FiguresOM,
  title={Figures of merit},
  author={Martin Tompa},
  journal={SIGACT News},
  year={1989},
  volume={20},
  pages={62-71}
}
  • M. Tompa
  • Published 1989
  • Computer Science
  • SIGACT News
In Theoretical Computer Science it is customary to alphabetize the names of coauthor s on the title page of collaborative publications . For those of us whose name will neve r appear before the phrase et al ., this can be cause for concern . Given the custom of alphabetizing, and under the assumption that surnames are distributed uniformly over the alphabet, one would expect to see such collaborations as 

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