RE: books on programming

From: Josh Cohen (
Date: Mon Jan 08 2001 - 16:07:13 PST

any chance of an excerpt ?

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mark Day []
>Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 2:26 PM
>To: Lorin Rivers; Lisa Dusseault;
>Subject: RE: books on programming
>> 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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