Need input on recommendation for introduction to programming tools

Doug Ronne vextorspace at
Thu Aug 18 09:18:48 PDT 2005

On 8/18/05, Jason Gurtz <jason at> wrote:

> I thought about this for a bit and see that teaching C would probably be a
> bit much.  OTOH, it seems like an awful lot of errors that I've seen came
> from a bad makefile or bad autotools foo causing libs not to be found or
> causing duplicate function definitions and things like that.
> It seems to me like drawing the line at were to stop would be the hardest
> thing here.  I mean, what is a conflicting function definition to a
> non-programmer?  It could easily get to be a bit much.

Maybe some sort of Hierarchical descriptions where you can start broad
and if you wanted eventually get down to some real detail?  (A lot of
work unless it already exists, I know).


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