Aldeles glimrende introduktion til diverse værktøjer i unix værktøjskassen. Overraskende aktuel selv om den snakker om halv og fuld duplex et par steder.
Designed for first-time and experienced users, this book describes the UNIX® programming environment and philosophy in detail. Readers will gain an understanding not only of how to use the system, its components, and the programs, but also how these fit into the total environment.
Just don't expect it to explain how to use X/KDE/Gnome etc.
So why is this worth a programmer's time to read over thirty years later in an era of object-orientation and machine-learning? The answer to this question is not vexing; indeed, it is simple. Great ideas transformed into great inventions deserve great study.
This book's epilog sums up this advice in describing four elements of UNIX's style:
1. "Let the machine do the work."
2. "Let other people do the work. Use programs that already exist as building blocks in your programs..."
3. "Do the job in stages. Build the simplest thing that will be useful, and let your experience with that determine what (if anything) is worth doing next."
4. "Build tools. Write programs that mesh with the existing environment, enhancing it rather than merely adding to it."
Original publication date
Omslaget viser titel og forfatternavne
Indskannet omslag - N650U - 150 dpi
2002 Event med Peter Salus: Trauma on the Internet
Februar 2002, besøg på Datalogi af Peter Salus.
Arrangeret af Michael Hejlskov Jacobsen og undertegnede.
Side vii: "The number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected." (The UNIX Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June, 1972)