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167 Post author: lukeprog 16 January 2011 08:30AM

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Comment author: rwallace 16 January 2011 05:44:50PM 1 point [-]

A problem is that in many cases it was long enough ago (e.g. I got into C programming in the 1980s, C++ around 1990) that I don't remember the names of the other books I read. The ones that stuck in my mind were the memorably good ones. (Memorably bad things can do likewise of course, but few textbooks fall into that category -- the point of this post after all is that textbooks tend to have higher standards than most media.)