Cinderella Book [CMU] /n./ "Introduction to Automata
Theory, Languages, and Computation", by John Hopcroft and Jeffrey
Ullman, (Addison-Wesley, 1979). So called because the cover
depicts a girl (putatively Cinderella) sitting in front of a Rube
Goldberg device and holding a rope coming out of it. On the back
cover, the device is in shambles after she has (inevitably) pulled
on the rope. See also book titles.
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