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Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 19:13:05 -0400
From: "Ronny Abraham"
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] C Programing Workshop
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> The King book is actually very superior to K&R. It teaches C concepts
> exceptionally well. It's just damn expensive. I can always tell someone
> who learned C from K&R. They tend to do some weird things.
Hmm. What's the full name of the author? I'll take a look.
>> The Strousberg text is a massive pain in the ass to deal with. I
>> know, they tried using it at NYU and everyone, I mean EVERY ONE of the
>> students bought another text to deal with the course (including me).
>> No one understood what the hell the Professor teaching the course was
>> saying, and he was actually pretty damn good (he's the current head of
>> the compsci grad division).
> Was that Meltzer? What was his name?
Nah. it was Sasha. I think that's his name. Been a while. Great
professor. Trouble was Strousberg is so damn ... intelligent.
> Debugging simplifiation and reuse is the main goal OO or any other programming format.
> I thnk your agreeing with me, not disagreeing. But if you jump straight to OO programming
> without the grounding to procedureal programing, you won't have a damn clue what your code
> does, let alone how it affects security or what it does in gdb.
> Remember -> In, Out, Side Affect, Repeat.....
Well, that was pretty much how we were taught ... Assembly, then C,
then pick stuff up.