Silly newbie question - Caret character (^)

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Tue Nov 9 07:04:53 CET 2010

In message <slrnidhcns.9m6.usenet-nospam at>, Seebs wrote:

> On 2010-11-09, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand>
> wrote:
>> In message <mailman.697.1289067607.2218.python-list at>, Dennis
>> Lee Bieber wrote:
>>> Have you ever looked at the reference manual for Ada?
>> Or even worse, the annotated reference. I thought annotations were
>> supposed to clarify things; in this case they seemed to have the opposite
>> effect...
> Clearly, you've never seen Schildt's infamous "Annotated ANSI C Standard".

There absolutely no chance (or at least no way I can imagine) that anyone 
could annotate a concise language like C up to the level of turgidity of the 
Ada spec.

Hang on, is this Herb Schildt? I bought a couple of his books, back when I 
was trying to get to grips with C++ (I have the edition of “C++ The Complete 
Reference” which proudly proclaims it “Covers the New International Standard 
for C+”). Not as useful as I thought they would be; I ended up referring to 
the libstdc++ sources to clarify things.

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