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Not for learning unless ...
April 11, 2001
I love this book. It's fun to read the things I already know, put together in such an interesting way. If you have 10 years serious experience as a computer programmer, and love programming, this book is for you. (Five stars.)
However, I really bought it to see how the masters teach introductory programming. They don't, unless maybe you have a SAT score of 1500+, an IQ of 170++, and are an MIT student being taught by someone who knows and loves this book. Otherwise, don't touch it! There are better things to do with the money: burn it, give it to the rich, or buy drugs from a narc. (One star.)