Silly newbie question - Caret character (^)

Seebs usenet-nospam at
Tue Nov 9 08:55:14 CET 2010

On 2010-11-09, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
> In message <slrnidhsbg.g2d.usenet-nospam at>, Seebs wrote:
>> Not so much turgidity as being WRONG.  Consistently and often.

> Wow. And the guy???s written so many books; how does he get away with it?

No one knows or cares.  I don't mean "no one knows or cares how he gets
away with it"; I mean "no one knows or cares that he's awful".  The publisher
doesn't care whether the books are accurate, as long as they sell, and most
reviewers don't read closely enough to realize he's full of crap.

In particular, he's very good at making up complications from whole cloth
which aren't really problems, and then offering "solutions" which show
people a clever trick to work around the problem.  (e.g., his elaborate
revelations about how to use feof() in C to work around his failure to
understand how EOF works.)

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