RE: [OT] A question for programmers - Inspiration
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Viehmann [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 11:06 AM
> To: Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho
> Cc: debian-mentors
> Subject: Re: [OT] A question for programmers - Inspiration
> In my limited experience, most people that fail or perform
> poorly at programming
> tasks do so due to lack of theoretical understanding.
> I fully agree that only reading doesn't gain you much, but
> the same can be said
> about the most theoretical aspects of mathematics, too. (Well
> at least for
> regular users.) After one does understand, implement and
> trace trough all
> algorithms in Knuth's TAOCP, one is bound to have some
> experience, too.
> That said, experience certainly is invaluable, too, but
> that's a second step.
I notice that many of you have mentioned Knuth. Are all of you talking
specifically about "The Art of Computer Programming" volumes?
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