Media praise for Volume 4: X Toolkit Intrinsics Programming Manual

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"At long last I have finally managed to get my hands on number 4 and 5 in the X Window System Seris of books from O'Reilly & Associates, and while I have only had a chance to read through them for one afternoon, I can already say that they are miles ahead of the documentation that comes on the X tape.

"Just one example. I have spent the last few days on and off trying to figure out how to specify an icon for my Xt based application to use. I was totally unable to decrypt the toolkit documentation, so one of the first things I did was lookup "icon" in the index, and there it was, right on page 278 of volume 4, not just an explanation, but example code that does exactly what I want to do.

"Other goodies: The source code to all the example programs is available on uunet and on the X11R4 contrib tape. The reference manual actually documents the class hierarchy (something you previously always had to dig up in the private .h file when you wanted to subclass something).

"The Acknowledgments section contains an apology for taking so long to get the book into print, but I am more than willing to wait for a quality product like this.

"Warning: As I said above, this is just a first impression, perhaps I will find some nits to pick as I delve deeper into them, but so far, all I have is an unqualified "Bravo!" --Message-ID: