Re: [dev] books that rock

From: Charlie Kester <>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:41:52 -0700

On Sat 25 Apr 2015 at 01:25:50 PDT Roberto E. Vargas Caballero wrote:
>> maybe I misunderstood this paragraph, but "The Unix Programming
>> Environment" is _the_ book for every ongoing unix programmer.
>> Even though it has aged over the years, it has aged well and most
>> practices shown in the book are still valid today.
>Yeah, it is totally true. There are some points that can cause
>confusion ($_AT_ "$@" $*), but 99% is correct today. I had a list of
>these books, but I cannot find it. From my memory:
>- K&R
>- The practice of programming
>- The dragon book
>- The standard C library. P.J. Plauger
>- Lions book
>- The desing of the unix operating system. J. Bach
>- The art of unix programming
>- Let's build a compiler (this is a articles serie, but
> there is a compiler version)
>- Linkers and Loaders , published by Morgan-Kaufman
>- Termcap & terminfo
>Books that I have in my list of next readings:
>- The awk language
>- Software Tools in Pascal, Kernighan and Plauger (I think there is
> a version of this book in C, isn't it?)

This is a good list.

It's not Unixy but I'm fond of Hoare's _Communicating Sequential Processes_.
Still the best (i.e., cleanest, most suckless) concurrency model, imo.
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