Post by Gour
On Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:16:39 -0700 (PDT)
Post by trijezdci
Also, please keep in mind that Rick is a senior professor (and I
think vice dean) at a university that keeps him busy and his mailbox
flooded. It is very hard to attend to all your mail when there is
just too much of it. He is not the aloof kind of person, quite the
I'm aware he is busy person, but, otoh, who is not today. :-)
He used to be very active here in the distant past and generally did
reply to emails. I suspect his extra roles means much less time for M2.
Post by Gour
Otoh, I was asking about his field/book and not receiving reply from I
ended up with King's book which seems to be a good one in case I might
use Modula-2 in the future.
Choose the language for the job you intend to do and make sure it has a
suitable development environment. Also beware of buying into a new
compiler that promises much but crashes horribly and often (anyone else
here remember the early releases of Topspeed's first C compiler??).
These days you tend to be stuck with C/C++ for a lot of library stuff so
you need to be able to read it and modify it whatever other language(s)
you may prefer for other work.
McConnells "Code Complete" is an interesting read wrt to some key
aspects of defensive programming in any language. Would that MS
employees were a bit more diligent in practising what he preaches.