The Elements of Programming Style

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McGraw-Hill, Jan 1, 1978 - Computers - 168 pages
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Expression. Control structure. Program structure. Input and output. Common blunders. Efficiency and instrumentation. Documentation.

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This short little book is _superb_ -- and, despite being written for FORTRAN and PL/1, most of the advice is still applicable, which just goes to show that you can write FORTRAN in any language -- and too many programmers do.

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This is almost a must-read for computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and anyone who will code for a living. Almost. I was very tempted to give this book a four, but the content ... Read full review

Contents

Expression
9
Control Structure
31
Program Structure
59
Copyright

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About the author (1978)

Brian Kernighan received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1969. He was in the Computing Science Research Center at Bell Laboratories from 1969 to 2000 and now teaches in the Computer Science department at Princeton. He is the co-author of several computer science books, including THE C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE and THE UNIX PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT.

Plauger is one of the original users of the C programming language.

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