> > 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 ?