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To close, we briefly summarize in these few pages your newly acquired exposure to programming and then describe a few aspects of the world of computing that you might encounter next. It is our hope that this information will whet your appetite to use the knowledge gained from this book for learning more about the role of computation in the world around you.

You now know how to program. Just as learning to drive an SUV is not difficult when you know how to drive a car, learning to program in a different language will not be difficult for you. Many people regularly use several different languages, for different purposes. The primitive data types, conditionals, loops, arrays, and functional abstraction described in CHAPTERS 1 AND 2 (which ...

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