Re: books on programming

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From: Aaron Swartz (
Date: Wed Jan 03 2001 - 17:41:44 PST

Robert S. Thau <> wrote:

> it assumes that the reader will have ready reference to the standard docs ---
> in particular, the CACM/BSTJ article, "The Unix Timesharing System", which
> gives an overview of both the API and the internal data structures, and which
> the student is advised to reread "at least once per month" in chapter one.

That article is a great beginners document in itself. I still remember the
effect it had on me when I was first learning the mysteries of UNIX. That
rather worn volume of the BSTJ still occupies a treasured place on the

Does anyone know if it's on the Web?

[ Aaron Swartz | | ]

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