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Subnormal thinks: "not bad book",
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Art of Computer Programming 1. Fundamental Algorithms (Kluwer International Series in) (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Algorithms are useful to study because they come up frequently in the practice of programming, and thus I think that this book is most useful after or while you've dealt with actual programming. By then it is fairly obvious where the algorithms come from; they are merely attempts to solve problems.
So don't kill yourself if you're new to real programming and all this sounds arbitrary. Knuth in effect has written a clearinghouse of ideas that have come up in computer science. This book at times comes to seem like The Art of Explaining.
For those who hate the use of the MIX assembly language instead of some easier language such as C: You lose information that way. That is sufficient reason for not using C. You can't really time an algorithm using such a language (and a main reason for studying algorithms is speed) unless you carefully define the underlying hardware and C implementation... and once you do that, using C is pointless for pedagogy, since you will be using inline MIX for things that C is too general for.
And you'd really hate it if you were programming in Lisp.
There are quite a few good books on algorithms in C, though I haven't read them. If you're forced to read this book, consider changing your situation; Knuth has fallen on hard times if his text has become a torture device for some.
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