Ian Clarke wrote:In Rich's defense, his original mentions of the book (here, a few years
>>If I was plagerising APUE, as some people seem to be implying,
>>don't you think it would have taken a lot less than FOUR YEARS?
>>I also notice that those same people aren't so quick to point
>>out the myriad of differences between the two books.
> Perhaps because it is the number of marked similarities
>>It seems that some people just aren't happy unless they're shittin'
> No. Some people are curious about how parts of the two books
ago) referred to the project as an updated edition of APUE. The
implication was that he planned to publish it as the second edition WRS
would certainly have written had he lived.
It was eventually published not by Addison-Wesley, the publisher of
Seen in that light, there's nothing wrong with using a similar
Even beyond all that, APUE is widely considered one of the best-written
We're not dealing with fiction or poetry here. Technical books should be
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