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Sander Rossel11-Apr-23 21:31
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jschell14-Apr-23 11:22
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atverweij wrote:
You completely miss the point.


Ah...you mean when the only source for learning Fortran was by reading the CDC Manual that was chained to the desk in the Operations center?

Of course one could buy it for about $200 or so which was, adjusting for inflation, about $925 now.

That was the only source for learning it. And it was not written for learning.

Or slightly later...When I learned C++ there were only two books originally available. Stroustrup's book and then the other wasn't even for C++ but rather for Objective C. The Ellis book came out about then also but those were the only books at all.

Might note also that I worked in a book store then, so I did in fact have resources that the vast majority of people did not.

Yet now when I search for "C++ Programming" in Amazon I see pages of results.

So no I don't think that the documentation now is worse than it was then.
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