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    Philip King Guest

    Does your book , "How Computer Programming Works", define the symbols of programming?


    Dear Mr. Appleman,
    I am new to programming and am strongly considering ordering your book,
    " How Computer Programming Works". My question, after reading the sample
    chapters, is : does the book define the symbols used in programming? I'm
    looking forward to attending your online seminars. Thank you, Philip King


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    Dan Appleman Guest

    Re: Does your book , "How Computer Programming Works", define the symbols of programming?


    "Philip King" <morgwyn@willmar.com> wrote:
    >
    > Dear Mr. Appleman,
    > I am new to programming and am strongly considering ordering your

    book,
    >" How Computer Programming Works". My question, after reading the sample
    >chapters, is : does the book define the symbols used in programming? I'm
    >looking forward to attending your online seminars. Thank you, Philip King
    >
    >


    Philip:

    The answer to your question is a qualified "yes", and then some.
    It's not just the symbols, but also the terminolgy that is important (and
    what are words, if not symbols?)
    One of my key goals with this book was to help non-programmers and beginners
    to grasp the
    fundemental concepts that every programmer has to know.

    So, while I may not tell you that the & symbol means "binary And" in 'C'
    and "string concatonation" in
    Visual Basic, you will learn what a "binary And" is, and what a string is.
    And that's most of the challenge
    when learning a language.

    Dan

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