Great New Book

Roy Smith roy at
Sat Dec 30 23:23:12 CET 2000

akuchlin at wrote:
> for technical books thickness may indicate that the author can't boil 
> things down to their essence very well.

Absolutely.  I'm horrified at the number of 600, 700, 800, or more page 
programming books out there.  Most of them are just bloated.

I learned C from the original K&R.  The book was about a 1/2 inch thick.  
Probably no more than about 150 pages.  It didn't try to be all things to all 
people, it just tried to teach you C.  And it did a very good job.

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