We started working on the First Edition when I was 6 years old, and it came out when I was 9. Back then, I knew enough about programming to help write the book, but I wasn't really very good at it. So some of the example programs in the First Edition are a little goofy: the first version of Hangman I wrote used a horrible six-layer-deep nested if statement to keep track of which parts of the man to show on the screen. (We fixed it in the Second Edition, but all those printed copies of the First Edition will haunt me forever!)
You pronounce Sande like "sand", like on the beach. At least that's how I pronounce it.
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As for the nested if, be grateful for small mercies. I only have the second and third editions
A sonic boom would certainly ruin a giant souffle. But this tiny ad would protect it: