RE: books on programming

From: Mark Day (
Date: Mon Jan 08 2001 - 14:26:03 PST

> I sure wish there was a book that explained how to think like a
> programmer, e.g., what are the essential, non-language, non-platform
> truths about programming.

Friedman's The Little Schemer (MIT Press; ISBN 0262560992) might be

>From absolutely nothing to the paradoxical Y-combinator in 196
nonthreatening pages.

But note that you have to *experience* those pages, effectively learning
computing along the way. It's not like a 196-page novel -- you don't get to
speed-read it.


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