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Recursat In Pace

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Dennis Ritchie has died. Although best known for his work at Bell Labs on the C language, I was always hugely impressed by the book he co-authored with Brian Kernighan: “The C Programming Language”. It’s the best example of concision and elegance I’ve encountered and it even has a joke (of sorts) – look up “recursion” in the index of the 2nd edition and you’ll find it on page 269:

recursion  86, 139, 141, 182, 202, 269


Written by Sea Monkey

October 18, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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