[PD] [OT] cool book (maybe relevant to list discussion)

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sat Sep 10 19:49:50 CEST 2011

On Sat, 10 Sep 2011, Thomas Mayer wrote:

> I have read the book myself, and it is not a book that claims "I will 
> teach you seven languages in seven weeks", but the author introduces the 
> reader to basic concepts in each language (prototypal inheritance, 
> functional programming) and shows some aspects where each language has 
> its advantages, e.g. concurrency, logical rules. That said, the title 
> may be misleading.

The title does not say « teach yourself seven languages in seven days », 
and then « teaching yourself » does not even imply a certain degree of 
proficiency. But we are trained to deduce unreasonable expectations from 
terse book titles and then blame that on the publishers.

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