Good books in computer science?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Mon Jun 15 16:25:46 EDT 2009

A classic that I found valuable is
Science of Programming
David Gries, 1981
It is still in print as a paperback.
Several ssed copies are $11 shipped to US - a bargain.

Gries is a died-in-the-wool iterationist.
His cursory discussion of recursion is not worth much,
but he really knows iteration with while.

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