For each author there is first a discussion of their writing style, and then the solution to the assignment is presented. The assignment is completed in a way that reflects the style of the author. I have found it a very interesting read. Not only because of the different solutions to the assignments but the discussion about the authors is also intriguing.
Many languages are like a paint-by-number set. There is a certain way to accomplish the task. You can use different numbers if you choose to. And you can paint outside the lines and things may end up fine. But many times if you don’t follow the method used by so many before you, you end up with an inferior product.
I love this statement from the introduction.