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How many people are reading or have read EGA & SGA , I mean that are EGA & SGA difficult to read ?

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Your question is quite discussiony. Discussion questions aren't the purpose of this forum. See the FAQ mathoverflow.net/faq –  Ryan Budney Aug 6 '10 at 17:17
You might like mathoverflow.net/questions/3041/… –  Dylan Moreland Aug 6 '10 at 17:17
It is impossible to know how many people are reading or have read EGA/SGA. –  Mariano Suárez-Alvarez Aug 6 '10 at 17:18
Not so many people have read all of EGA and SGA, but surely many thousands (if not more) of people have read parts of them. –  Emerton Aug 6 '10 at 22:35
It seems from formulation (with "I mean...") that the intent is the part after the comma (& that OP is not a native speaker of English, hence 1st part looks like it might mean something else). So I disagree with it being closed, but whatever. Anyway, the answer is: not as difficult as reputation suggests, if one has motivation/background for whatever part one is reading (and reading backwards is helpful). Alg. geom. is fortunate that Groth. et al. made the effort to write things down with such care and such exhaustive attention to internal cross-references. Other fields should be so lucky... –  BCnrd Aug 7 '10 at 13:43
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closed as not a real question by Noah Snyder, Robin Chapman, Pete L. Clark, David Zureick-Brown Aug 6 '10 at 17:46

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