Originally posted by John Smiley:
As for me, I love teaching the fundamentals, and would rather be criticized for having my books be 'too' elementary rather than start from the premise that the reader already knows a language.
Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
I think there are places for both kind of books in the marketplace. Ivor Horton's book, for example, is aimed more at a person with prior programming experience. I think a pure programming novice would find it very difficult to get through that book.