Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
laziness, impatience, and hubris
 
PerlMonks  

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

Code written by xdg and posted on PerlMonks is public domain. It is provided as is with no warranties, express or implied, of any kind. Posted code may not have been tested. Use of posted code is at your own risk.


Comment on Re^6: Are we a dying breed?
Re^7: Are we a dying breed?
by QM (Vicar) 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
    --
    Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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 :)


    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://507973]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others avoiding work at the Monastery: (5)
As of 2014-09-22 00:57 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    How do you remember the number of days in each month?











    Results (176 votes), past polls