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I may be in the minority here, but I must admit I loved the Dragon book when I used it in Compiler Theory I (I didn't take the optional Compiler Theory II course) at university. For those who're keeping track, the year was 1984. Those were good times. When we watched our RAM usage and clutched reams of 14" fan-fold hard copy close to our heart lest the Bernoullis suffered a head crash. When we smoked cigarettes and drank endless pots of coffee into the night, warmed by the soft glow of the CRTs at the otherwise dark computer center.
I mean, I'm good at concepts, but I was a homeless teen which wasn't conducive to a great high school education, and i wound up at microsoft at 18 instead of going to uni. All of that impacted my math. A lot.
So i am effing winging it on an algebra education and sheer grit.
I haven't blown myself up yet at least.
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.
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