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started 6/11/2002; 7:31:31 AM - last post 6/11/2002; 2:51:33 PM
Ehud Lamm - J for C programmers  blueArrow
6/11/2002; 7:31:31 AM (reads: 1466, responses: 2)
J for C programmers
I don't have the time to check this right now, but since I am great fan of Iverson and J (anyone who comes up with a phrase like notation as a tool for thought earns a gold LtU membership), I must mention this on the homepage.

Posted to Misc-Books by Ehud Lamm on 6/11/02; 7:32:56 AM

Ehud Lamm - Re: J for C programmers  blueArrow
6/11/2002; 11:06:26 AM (reads: 691, responses: 0)
I looked at a few pages, and this book seems to be well written.

I think the title is a bit misleading. This book should be useful to anyone trying to learn J.

(If you just want to know why I find J cool, go directly to the chapters about tacit programming)

James Hague - Re: J for C programmers  blueArrow
6/11/2002; 2:51:33 PM (reads: 669, responses: 0)
I agree with you about the title. I think the angle is mostly that tacit programming is held back for a long time, maybe too long, whereas in Iverson's papers he jumps into tacit definitions up front (and never mentions the "other" way at all). The official J tutorials take a middle ground.