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Ask HN: Any great programming books in text file format?
8 points by breck 420 days ago | comments
Someone in Africa emailed me asking for good books on programming. I sent him some as PDFs, but he said he can only get text files. Can anyone help me out? If so please provide links or email me some text files to breck7@gmail.com. Thanks!

mjdn 419 days ago | link

There is a .texi version of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs available here [1]

All of the diagrams have been drawn in ASCII, which is quite cool. It displays well in wordpad and word. Formatting problems in notepad

[1] http://www.neilvandyke.org/sicp-texi/


breck 419 days ago | link

Thanks! I really appreciate that.


catharsis 420 days ago | link

You could always scrape plain text from the PDF files. It might even be better, since I imagine some books in plain text may be outdated. I did have K&R C and SICP in plain text, but I'm not sure where they've gone off to. Good luck though.


knkella 420 days ago | link

I think there are lot of PDF to TXT online converters. You can simply convert the files and send it to them.


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