Re: books on programming

From: Tony Finch (
Date: Tue Jan 02 2001 - 14:36:14 PST

"Robert S. Thau" <> wrote:
>Lastly, if you're in Linux-land, you can get the source code to just
>about everything you use; simply studying the code of a well-written
>program can be instructive.

I would recommend the Lions book at first, because it's a brilliant
illustration of how simple an effective OS can be. Modern OSs are too
big to be understood that easily. The fact that 6th Edition Unix is a
historical artifact can be seen as either an advantage or a
disadvantage :-) (But at least now you can get it for free to run on
your 11/70 emulator.)


"Plan 9 deals with the resurrection of the dead."

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