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This week, we're delighted to have Maurice Naftalin helping to answer questions about the new book Mastering Lambdas.

The promotion starts Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 and will end on Friday, September 18th, 2015.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, mCGraw-Hill.


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Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.
 
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Welcome to the ranch, and thanks for answering our questions Maurice!
 
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Welcome to the Ranch and thanks in advance for answering the questions.
 
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Welcome Maurice Naftalin!! I have been waiting for a book like this for long time!! Glad to have you here with this!
 
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Welcome to the Ranch
And thank you for making the book available.
 
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Welcome again and thanks for coming

Book name sounds promising on its own.
 
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Thanks a lot for the welcome – and for the questions! – and apologies for being slow to start replying. I'm looking forward to the conversations on the forum this week.
 
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Welcome to the ranch Maurice !! Hope your week here is a pleasant one.

Henry
 
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Thanks for this book! I have looked over the book contents and it seems small and concise.
 
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Welcome indeed. I'm really enjoying all the threads about lambdas because, while I still find the syntax a bit odd, I really like the "philosophy".

Winston
 
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It takes time. You will have to win the book. But I think it will be the ordinary edition. I looked on a certain well‑known books website the other day and there appeared to be two editions, one costing about double what the other costs. I have seen that sort of thing before a couple of weeks ago.

But I am going to win the book. So sure do I want to be of winning that I am putting in an order for a copy anyway. But it will be the ordinary edition because it cost £5 less than at another website.
 
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Maybe the expensive edition has gold-plated pages. If not, then it is a complete mystery to me how they manage to have two different prices.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:But I am going to win the book.

Hah! In your dreams. And BTW, my surname's spelt 'Gutkowski' (just so it gets to the right person).

Winston
 
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I don't understand the whole thing about book prices at all. Why on earth would anyone pay £45 for something that they can perfectly easily get for £18?

I only wish my royalties reflected these ridiculous prices!

Maurice
 
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That sort of weird pricing appeared here similarly about 3 weeks ago. The large websites sell a book for £x and somebody else tries to sell the same book for £2.5x. One of those little mysteries of life.

And we have greatly appreciated having you here to take part in the rough and tumble of a book promo. You have really played your part in the game.
 
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