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I'm a bit of the opinion that you can't really learn programming by books, though.
Sure you can. It takes a bit more work that just flipping through the pages. Of course, you cannot learn programming for just reading books, but it sure beats firing up your editor and entering random characters in a file hoping it will compile (And where I wrote "books", feel free to substitute "manual pages").

In reply to Re^3: What book would be valuable to someone self-taught? by JavaFan
in thread What book would be valuable to someone self-taught? by Anonymous Monk

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