I love reading papers in general. Some I skim, zeroing in on parts that catch my attention. Others I know going into them that its something I’m trying to learn. There aren’t many that I return to reading many times. Out of the Tar Pit I’ve read many times. If you haven’t read it, I advise you to, no matter what sort of programming you do.
At 66 pages, this one takes some dedication to get through, so I sometimes just re-read sections. It’s always worth it for this paper.
This was the first paper we read in our private reading group that was the precursor to Papers We Love. I highly recommend it.