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Topic: Computing a * b - c * d
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Dennis Voss

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Re: Computing a * b - c * d
Posted: Dec 9, 2000 7:02 PM
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> > This is a computer arithmetic question.
> See Knuth Vol 2.
> This book ought to be required of every CS student.

Are you refering to "The Art of Computer Programming" ?
Well, he did a great job with it. Yes, indeed. He wrote great books
but made it worst when using MIX for showing the algorithms.
Oh, I just need to learn a new programming language just to understand
the examples. Really, it's like teaching someone Ada just to show him to
create operators. Of the world codes in Ada, sure. The next thing would
be Lisp just for fun. It's not that no one uses these languages, but todays

languages aren't Ada, Lisp or MIX - no. They carry names such as
C, C++ or Java. Also, would he do it in C, there would be more people
understanding him.
Don't you agree ?


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