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Re: This may be heresy...

by Dominus (Parson)
on Apr 19, 2001 at 21:51 UTC ( #73903=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to This may be heresy...
in thread Knuth books and programming

Says gaudior:
I learn more studying running code than I do abstract descriptions. ing running code than I do abstract descriptions.
See, this is exactly what I mean when I say that people don't like it because it's too concrete.

Criticizing The Art of Computer Programming for not having "running code" is the most unfair thing you can do. Almost every page has running code, or detailed analysis of the running code that appeared nearby.

Why doesn't gaudior recognize this? Because the running code is in assembly language, and is full of fussy details about word size and I/O interrupts and memory allocation.

Most people I know who didn't like The Art of Computer Programming have not actually bothered to read the code; then they complain that it is too abstract.

Mark Dominus
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[LanX]: It seems that PHP's official docs use "closure" and "anonymous function" interchangeably, even though their closures don't capture surrounding state without using the 'use' language construct.
LanX explains much cargo bla ...
[Eily]: what? I thought PHP was known for its reliable and consistent behaviour and documentation!
[LanX]: ... and a lot of pseudo Perl experts
[Eily]: though honestly, I'm sure I have seen people use closure to mean anonysub for perl as well
[stonecolddevin]: good morning friends
[LanX]: yes, mainly pseudo Perl experts
[Eily]: good morning stonecolddevin
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[Eily]: bye LanX

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