am 26. März 2000
This book was reccomended to me by a freind. Initially, I was not thrilled. After all, I didnt know Pascal, and didn't care to learn Pascal. Pascal to me is a langauge only used by some academics and those stuck in the mainframe world.
I write in C, C++, Java, Perl. What relevance could Pascal have?
Boy was I wrong. It really isn't a book about Pascal, it's a book about writing good software. Pascal is immaterial to the reader. It is just a langauge that is being used to illustrate good software design.
I did most of the examples in Perl or C, and learned a good deal about good design and good coding.
The programs are a bit simple, but unlike other books the examples really build on each other and seem like useful programs. Unike the typical toy java program, that you see in books.
I would reccomend this to anyone who is starting out in programming and would like solid principles to start with.