The Elements of Programming Style (2nd Edition) by Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger

By Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger

The weather of Programming sort, via Brian W. Kernighan and P. J. Plauger, is a learn of programming type, advocating the idea that machine courses might be written not just to meet the compiler or own programming "style", but in addition for "readability" by means of people, particularly software program upkeep engineers, programmers and technical writers.

The e-book will pay particular homage, in identify and tone, to the weather of fashion, by means of Strunk & White and is taken into account a pragmatic template selling Edsger Dijkstra's based programming discussions. it's been influential and has spawned a sequence of comparable texts adapted to person languages, resembling the weather of C Programming variety, the weather of C# variety, the weather of Java(TM) kind, the weather of MATLAB kind, etc.

The ebook is outfitted on brief examples from genuine, released courses in programming textbooks. This ends up in a realistic therapy instead of an summary or educational dialogue. the fashion is diplomatic and usually sympathetic in its feedback, and unabashedly sincere as well— a few of the examples with which it reveals fault are from the authors' personal paintings (one instance within the moment version is from the 1st edition).

Modern readers could locate it a shortcoming that its examples use older procedural programming languages (Fortran and PL/I) that are particularly various from these renowned this present day. (Few of today's well known languages have been invented while this booklet used to be written.) although, some of the book's issues that quite often challenge stylistic and structural matters go beyond the main points of specific languages.

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