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The Elements of Programming Style

The Elements of Programming Style

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by Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger

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The Elements of Programming Style 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though the examples in this book are in Fortran or PL1 (if my memory serves me), the logic of the sound advice is truly timeless. I 1st read this book & benefitted from it when I knew neither of the languages in the examples, and I still use some of the principles it teaches every day in my work as a senior systems analyst for a major transportation company. I wish someone would bring out a 3rd edition, possibly with updated examples in a more current language, such as C or C++. But even as is, any IS person could profit from reading and owning this book. If you have a copy, I'll buy it. I loaned mine years ago & never got it back.
Gardoglee More than 1 year ago
It would be difficult to overstate the value of the philosophies in this book. It is not the typical textbook of problems and examples, but rather another level up, for those who know the syntax, and are now ready to discuss the art. the examples used are in older programming languages that are now seldom used, but the basic principles what are discussed still apply. Anyone who is seriously involved with computers or information systems can both enjoy and benefit from this book. The topics are that fundamental.