[gclist] Jones & Lins's book

Matthew P. Gordon mpg@geodesic.com
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 12:29:12 -0500

At 12:58 PM 4/16/99 -0400, Kragen Sitaker wrote:
>including several that I found.  [I note that some of these errors
>would probably have been obvious if the algorithms in the book had been
>written in a real programming language and tested before the book was

	As opposed to every other programming book.  This is a well established
tradition, as far as I can tell, for the algorithms published in
programming text books.  See, for instance, Sedgewick's excellent book,
_Algorithms in C_, in which most of the code doesn't even compile, much
less work correctly.  And, of course, witness the famous quote by Donald
Knuth, "Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
not tried it."

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