Is this an appropriate site to ask about computer science lore? I'd originally asked at the Computer Science Stack Exchange Meta whether there was okay to ask about a half-remembered story about two computer scientists solving a word-counting problem - one with C and the other with Unix shell. A commenter at that question pointed me to a writeup on the story, which was actually Knuth's Pascal implementation versus McIlroy's Unix shell implementation, and further pointed me here as a potentially appropriate site for the question.
So I'll pose the question here: is History of Science and Mathematics an appropriate site for questions about identifying computer science lore from partly-remembered details?
(Perhaps noteworthy: a sizeable portions of questions at Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange of this nature -- identifying a specific work from partly-remembered details)