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AuthorsGary V. Vaughan, Ben Elliston, Tom Tromey, Ian Lance Taylor Entered2001-03-25 22:50:39 by bcrowell
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SubjectQ.A - Mathematics. Computer science (general programming)
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a complete guide to some tools I wish we didn't need
by Ben Crowell (crowell09 at (change 09 to current year)) on 2002-05-23 20:44:37, review #190
I cut my teeth programming in K&R-style C, but have been avoiding the language for a long time, feeling that it was little more than a glorified assembly language. Nevertheless, there seem to be a lot of people out there who, for mysterious reasons, program applications in C or C++, and I sometimes need to recompile their code on my own machine. Until I read this book, I'd only vaguely understood what was going on in the process fondly known as "configure, make, make install." Now if the process fails I feel slightly more likely to be able to do something besides giving up. What really impressed me after reading this book was how thoroughly broken the C/C++ language is. But anyhow, the authors can't be blamed for that, and this is a serviceable explanation of the elaborate workarounds that the language demands if you want portability. They also deserve our thanks and support for making the book available as free information.

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