Brian W. Kernighan


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in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
January 01, 1942

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Brian Wilson Kernighan is a computer scientist who worked at Bell Labs alongside Unix creators Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie and contributed greatly to Unix and its school of thought.

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The C Programming Language

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The Practice of Programming...

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4.11 avg rating — 1,847 ratings — published 1999 — 15 editions
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The UNIX Programming Enviro...

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4.23 avg rating — 1,264 ratings — published 1983 — 11 editions
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UNIX: A History and a Memoir

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The Elements of Programming...

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4.22 avg rating — 261 ratings — published 1974 — 5 editions
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Software Tools

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4.34 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 1976 — 3 editions
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D is for Digital: What a we...

4.19 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Understanding the Digital W...

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Millions, Billions, Zillion...

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Software Tools in Pascal

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4.17 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1986 — 2 editions
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“Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?”
Brian Kernighan

“Don’t comment bad code—rewrite it.”
Brian W. Kernighan, The Elements of Programming Style

“I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.”
Brian W. Kernighan



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