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Re^6: Are we a dying breed?

by xdg (Monsignor)
on Nov 12, 2005 at 12:21 UTC ( #507973=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Are we a dying breed?
in thread Are we a dying breed?

What bean counter in his right mind would choose to use software where the primary book titles from 10 years ago are still valid purchases?

K&R, 2ed. (copyright 1988)

-xdg

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Re^7: Are we a dying breed?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Nov 12, 2005 at 23:50 UTC

    I dunno. You kids have always gotta have the latest and greatest.

    My copy carries the (ISBN?) no: 0-13-110163-3 and a copyright 1978 by Bell Labs. Maybe I'll look at the new one when it matures a bit :)


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Re^7: Are we a dying breed?
by QM (Parson) on Nov 12, 2005 at 23:18 UTC
    Yes, exactly. I have a number of books that I keep for the same reason. Why buy a new one, when the old one is still useful, and I know where all the best parts are?

    -QM
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