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Interesting that most of the comments so far (62) have been about the content rather than the form.

I rather like the form; simple, direct and 'human' through the use of hand drawn text & diagrams. The information density seems about right at one side of A4.

Does anyone else remember Donald Alcock's series of hand drawn books about programming languages a few decades ago?




That's awesome! I hadn't come across Donald Alcock's books before, and I'm glad you recommended them. I've just ordered a copy of Illustrating C. Looking forward to being inspired by it!

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I liked the form of Alcock's books. I am not competent to comment on the quality of his instructions for learning a language like C (although I did finally work out pointers) as I am not a professional programmer. I did use his BASIC book with students.

I think you should do a review of Alcock's C book when you have read it.

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