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Subject: Re: [boost] New Book: Introduction to the C++ Boost Libraries, Volume I - Foundations
From: Artyom (artyomtnk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-21 11:31:16

> From: Daniel J. Duffy <dduffy_at_[hidden]>
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Sent: Tue, September 21, 2010 4:15:09 PM
> Subject: [boost] New Book: Introduction to the C++ Boost Libraries, Volume I -
> Hello,
> We are happy to announce the forthcoming publication
> The authors develop software for computational finance, engineering, optical
>technology graphics,
> CAD that benefit greatly from these excellent libraries.

I'm sorry but...

>From few glances I see total amateurishness.

General feeling from the book:

1. Hire a professional to do the typesetting. The typesetting is horrible,
    you never typeset a book with text aligned to left instead of justified

2. 2/3 of the book is code... Not good.

The author does not know the topic and writes terrible things like this:

Part: 18.13 Volatile Variables

> In order to rectify this situation we declare variables to be volatile
> in order to disable register optimisations:
> // Shared variable
> volatile int i2;
> // The same functions as above but use a volatile variable.
> // Not optimised anymore so results are always correct.
> void FV1() { while (true) i2++; }
> void FV2() { while (true) cout<<i2<<endl; }

This is so wrong!

And all this from 2 minutes of looking on the book!



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