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March 4, 2009

Why bother when you have man pages?

srikanth @ 9:00 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1236200410 ) Play

In the world of computer science academia, what connects

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And a whole bunch of colours?

Cracked by username , Dibyo , p vs np , AmK , Raghuvansh , shrik and udupendra.

Answer: CS textbooks have a history of being given nicknames based on what’s on their cover. Hence you have really famous bible-level books that get names such as  “cinderella book” and “dragon book” and what not.

To copy-paste a very well-researched answer posted by username,

  1. Cinderella Book – Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation
  2. Wizard Book – Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
  3. Dragon Book – Principles of Compiler Design
  4. Devil Book/Daemon Book – The Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System 
  5. Camel Book – Programming Perl

Red Books, Black Books, Blue, White…many more Rainbow also!!

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