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Old 2009-10-01, 17:18   #7
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Originally Posted by CRGreathouse View Post
Allow me to disagree.

Knuth is excellent, and his "The Art of Computer Programming" is a treasure for the ages. But a beginning programmer should start from something simpler and work up to TAoCP. Its size and cost are likely to discourage!

TACP is an excellent text. Everyone except (many) novice should own a copy and study it carefully. My cop is well-thumbed, is falling apart from use, and I've learned a lot from it.

That said, it's probably not the first port of call for most programmers. Second, definitely.

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