Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?
In article <20040218051341.GB1791@suffields.me.uk> you write:
>K&R is a veritable tome of bad advice. It really should be avoided;
>it's horribly outdated. Optimising compilers have obsoleted most of
>it (at the time when it was written, function calls weren't cheap).
<sigh> Most of K&R is still completely relevant, and IMO it's still
far and away the best C reference. How well your compiler optimises
does not affect that in the slightest.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com
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