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Comment Plot too thin, just like a dictionary (Score 1) 210

I have the first three, and I have read parts of all of them. Especially "Sorting and Searching".

It's reference material. You read it when you need it to get a much (much) better understanding of what you need to do to solve a problem. That's the point of reference material -- you don't have to read it except for the parts you need. That leaves your brain free to think of important things, like where you left your coffee cup.

Comment Re:Visual Studio C++ equivalent? (Score 1) 92

Then again, although eclipse has java in its name

... No it doesn't. If you're going to try to make a useless semantic argument, at least get your semantics right.

Eclipse works fine...

If you don't mind massive memory consumption, painfully slow auto-completion, random crashes, and awful CMake support, sure. Have you ever actually used CLion or Qt Creator?

Comment Re:Visual Studio C++ equivalent? (Score 1) 92

If you're willing to pay money for an IDE, CLion is fantastic.

If you're not willing to pay money, Qt Creator is also pretty good, and despite having "Qt" in the name it is perfectly good at working on non-Qt projects.

Anybody who tells you to use Eclipse can't be trusted.

Comment Re:Read the first volume (Score 1) 210

It's also well worth the effort (and it is a lot of effort) to read the third volume, Sorting and Searching. The second volume (Seminumerical Methods) may be useful if you do certain kinds of work, but Fundamental Algorithms and Sorting and Searching are worth almost any professional programmer's time.

I have to admit I haven't bought 4A yet.

I really hope that Knuth is grooming someone to take over the work of completing the full set when he dies, or becomes unable to continue.

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