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Re: [Fwd: Re: [DotGNU]The C# Book - The plan]

From: Anselm Hook
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: [DotGNU]The C# Book - The plan]
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 15:12:06 -0700 (MST)

> This is the reason why we are writing this book .. to make it easier
> to work on DotGNU.
> That is my idea of the Learning DotGNU book .... something that helps
> a C programmer migrate ...
> > > 'C# Gems' would be better than 'C# for dummies'.
> What I'm attempting is not a 'C# Gems' package, but a solid level
> ground of examples and documents which explain what Pnet does and how
> you can do it ...
> Sure we'll have a couple of *tough* exercise sets and a set of clever
> code snippets .. It is upto the adventurous programmer to splice them
> together.
> Well I really think we lack the resources to teach beginners OO languages.
> IMO they're better off learning procedure oriented programming first .....
> Learning C (the merciless) is an experience which either makes you a great
> programmer or makes you use VB (fate worse than death).....
> see <<book-tree>> for a rough idea of what I have in mind.

I see; challenging the focus then isn't really useful here.  Perhaps what
is more useful is to look at how to communicate ideas best within the
focus chosen.

> I could dump it into dotgnu-libs CVS in dotgnu-doc ??? (is any1
> even remotely interested).

Perhaps that is a better way to contribute; to bang on the docs a bit.


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