在参考阅览室的一个角落里躺着一套 Art of Computer Programming 的中译本，第一次是 Henry 给我引进的，这本书真的很有名气。
- “The Bible of all fundamental algorithms and the work that taught many of today’s software developers most of what they know about computer programming.” – “Byte”, September 1995.
- “I can’t begin to tell you how many pleasurable hours of study and recreation they have afforded me! I
have pored over them in cars, restaurants, at work, at home… and even at a Little League game when my son wasn’t in the line-up.” – Charles Long.
- If you think you’re a really good programmer… read [Knuth’s] “Art of Computer Programming”… You should definitely send me a resume if you can read the whole thing.” – Bill Gates.
- “It’s always a pleasure when a problem is hard enough that you have to get the Knuths off the shelf. I find that merely opening one has a very useful terrorizing effect on computers.” – Jonathan Laventhol.
这么多名人都推荐的程序书怎么能不读呢，况且第一卷对数学的要求很高，很有挑战性。不过时间太少了，还没 Henry 看得多，这本书还有一个吸引我的，就是它的序，不过说成阅读指南更好。开学的时候，我去图书馆抄了一份，今天花了点时间把它画出来了，蛮有意思的。