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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Excellent guide to common sense, down to Earth style recommendations. That the programming languages used in this book are obsolete does not make the content outdated at all. Read full review


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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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