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in thread Knuth books and programming
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
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.