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Programming on Purpose: Essays on Programming Design

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A guided tour of numerous software design methods, this volume collects into book form a variety of articles from P.J. Plauger's monthly column "Programming on Purpose" which has been entertaining readers of "Computer Language Magazine" for years. Topics span the gamut from how to be a software entrepreneur, the innards of floating point arithmetic, and the turbulent world ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 12th 1993 by Prentice Hall (first published February 2nd 1993)
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A good read, with a handful of brilliant observations and anecdotes about the state of the software craftsmanship of its time, but, alas, most of the design advices seem to be too outdated or overly specialized to the software applications of that era.
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Phillip James Plauger is an author and entrepreneur. He has written and co-written articles and books about programming style, software tools, the C programming language, and science fiction short stories.
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