On 9/27/07, Jay Levitt <jay+news / jay.fm> wrote:
> * Data Structures and Algorithms (Preiss): I'm a little turned off by the
> hard-to-read pixelated LaTex GIFs, the lack of a print version or even the
> right to download it, the lack of a solutions manual, the web-0.5 FSF-style
> page navigation, and the fact that the first "Ruby" code I saw defines its
> own "abstract_method" declaration, which makes me think that the Ruby
> "version" is more like a Babelfish translation of the Java version.  (My
> web site: Now in Senegalese!)  OK, so I'm more than a little turned off.
> Probably bears reading anyway, though.

Yeah, the obvious "blind" translation turned me off the book too. I'd
actually start by reading "How to Design Programs" (scheme, but very
well designed and written), and then try doing some of the exercises
both in scheme and in ruby.

martin