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Programming: The Derivation Of Algorithms

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Programming is the art of designing efficient algorithms that meet their specifications. There are two factors by which algorithms may be judged - their correctness and their performance. This text discusses the calculational style of programming where programs are derived from their specification by means of formula manipulation.
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Published October 1st 1990 by Prentice Hall
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Max Lybbert
Jul 03, 2011 Max Lybbert rated it it was amazing
It's hard not to compare this book to Dijkstra's and Feijen's "A Method of Programming." Kaldewaij credits Dijkstra with the creation of the calculational method, and mentions work by several programmers in developing it -- including Feijen. Kaldewaij also acknowledges Feijen for "teaching me everything he knows about programming." Additionally, Kaldewaij mentions that many of the exercises in the book come from "A Method of Programming."

Although "Derivation of Algorithms" covers the same ground
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