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Great CS Textbooks, Cheap I'm probably late to this party, but I've discovered that you can find incredible deals on used CS textbooks at Amazon, especially for older editions. For example, I recently ordered a copy of Programming Language Pragmatics, by Michael L. Scott. It's $63 new for the hardcover or $43 on a Kindle. I got a used copy of the (somewhat older) second edition for $3 + postage, for a total of $7. True, I don't get the new chapter on VMs, but I can live with that. The third edition totally dried up th...

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Comparing C#, C++, and Delphi (Win32) Generics C#, C++, and Delphi all have a generic type and method language feature. Although all three languages are statically typed, they implement generics in very different ways. I'm going to give a brief overview of the differences, both in terms of language features and implementation. I presume that Delphi Prism generics work essentially the same as C# generics, which, as you’ll see, is different than Delphi/Win32 generics. Let me say at the outset that although all three systems work somewhat di...

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