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The Art of UNIX Programming

ISBN: 0-13-142901-9;
Издательство: Addison Wesley Addison-Wesley
Страниц: 528

Unix ranks among the great engineering accomplishments of the last half of the twentieth century, and its heir-Linux-seems already imposing and still on its way to achieving its full potential. Eric S. Raymond argues in The Art of UNIX Programming that the excellence of Unix derives as much from the fact that it was (and continues to be) a community effort as from the fact that a lot of smart people have worked to design and build it. Raymond, best known as the author of the open-source manifesto The Cathedral and the Bazaar , says in his preface that this is a "why-to" book, rather than a "how-to" book. It aims to show new Unix programmers why they should work under the old "hacker ethic"-embracing the principles of good software design for its own sake and of code-sharing. That said, a great deal of valuable practical information appears in this book. Very little of it is in the form of code; most of the practical material takes the form of case studies and...