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A discrete book for a concrete language
on August 4, 2002
The book seems to be much appreciated. However, I find that the reader is not encouraged enough to think for her-/himself when reading the text. He or she will realise once one arrives at the end of chapter exercises-which are all right, but based on that what is given in the preceeding chapters-it will be very difficult indeed to solve these exercises. Take for example chapter 6, where loops are discussed. Professor King providies an example of a sum.c script. Then the student is asked to write a program where he or she enter numbers and the program finds the largest number. From the background given in section 6.1. it will be very difficult for the very beginner to write such a program, because there is nothing in the book which might hint at the right solution.