Nick’s review of The C Programming Language > Likes and Comments

41 likes · like
Comments (showing 1-15 of 15) (15 new)    post a comment »
dateDown_arrow    newest »

message 1: by Manny (new)

Manny Ah, you speak for millions of geeks who can only communicate in this marvellous language! Good stuff :)


message 2: by Nick (new)

Nick Black Manny wrote: "Ah, you speak for millions of geeks who can only communicate in this marvellous language! Good stuff :)"

thank you sir!


Joshua Nomen-Mutatio I have no idea what most of this means, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.


message 4: by Nick (new)

Nick Black To explain: I only pick on Chaucer because we were forced to memorize the opening Prologue to his Tales back in the 9th grade. To this day, I can spit out that chunk of Middle English like I was fucking Henry V, but I have to look at the man page every time I want to use find(1). I blame a classic hash collision, and can't seem to replace the former with the latter no matter what I drink :/.

WHAN THAT APRIL WITH HER SHOWER SOUTRES
THE DROUGHT OF MARCH HATH PIERCED TO THE ROOTE
AND BATHED EVERY VINYER IN SWICH LIQUOR
OF WHICH VIRTU ENGENDERED IS THE FLOUR

stop the voices stop the voices stop the voices


message 5: by Esteban (new)

Esteban del Mal Charlie don't surf and Chaucer don't write code.


message 6: by Enrique (new)

Enrique Santos Should anybody question the brilliance that is the C Programming Language in front of me, I'll print out this review and slap them in the face with it repeatedly.


message 7: by Jen (new)

Jen I will not question the brilliance of C Programming Language.

(because I do not know how)


Joshua Nomen-Mutatio There's a story called "Written by Machines" in Ryan Boudinot's The Littlest Hitler, which examines the possibilities of computer code as poetry. Strongly recommended collection and a great story among great stories.


message 9: by Simon (new)

Simon I have far too good an idea what this means, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.


message 10: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Avery Nick Black: If only you would be nicer to Perl, then maybe we could be friends.


message 11: by Aaron (new)

Aaron Wolfson Thanks for this, Nick. Most people treat C as annoyance, myself once included.


message 12: by Nick (new)

Nick Black i must say that with the advent of c++11, that's really a much better language to do pretty much anything in -- certainly anything of scale.

then again, webkit is building a static archive in excess of 5G these days due to wild abuse of templating. it used to take real talent or at least thinking to generate executables larger than their source materials. nowadays all you need is, like, clang and some big ideas.


message 13: by Aaron (new)

Aaron Wolfson Nick wrote: "i must say that with the advent of c++11, that's really a much better language to do pretty much anything in -- certainly anything of scale.

then again, webkit is building a static archive in exce..."


Sure. I'm still on the academic level rather than the practitioner level, though. My background is in web but I'm finding I want a better knowledge of systems.


message 14: by Nick (new)

Nick Black i should point out that i now work next to mr. kernighan at google =]


message 15: by Amar (new)

Amar Pai ha, i used to work next to guido van rossum at google! first time i saw him i shook his hand and said "big fan! big fan!"


back to top