Must have books for Vintage Computing
chenmel at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 9 18:10:24 CST 2005
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 01:07:24 -0500
Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 00:51:40 -0500, Patrick Finnegan
> <pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
> > > > Computer Engineering: A DEC View of Hardware Systems Design,
> > > > by C. Gordon Bell et al., Digital Press
> > That's ok, you'll be glad to know I just purchased a copy on amazon
> > for about $7.50 :)
> I think Gordon Bell has made that one available on-line.
> > There are some books I gladly paid $$big_bux for, including the W.
> > Richard Stevens TCP/IP Illustrated Vol 1, Advanced Programming in
> > the Unix Environment, and his Unix Network Programming (vol 1 & 2)
> > books. Must haves, IMHO, for anyone doing programming on Unix/Linux
> > machines, and still in print. :)
> Agreed... those are important books for anyone who does serious UNIX
> programming. I have copies, too... bought new for $$$.
It's also nice to have a vintage-era UNIX manual set. I acquired a
complete comb-bound copy of the BSD manuals for 4.3 BSD (second
printing, June 1987) awhile back.
Most of the aprocryphal knowlege in this set is available elsewhere, but
there's something just 'right' about reading 'An Introduction to Display
Editing with Vi' (USD:15) by Bill Joy, rather than just the O'Reilly
And, as Brian W. Kernighan says in USD:12 (A Tutorial Introduction to
the UNIX Text Editor):
"Almost all text input on the UNIX operating system is done with the
"Do the excercises! They cover material not completely discussed in the
"The easiest way to get ed is to type:
ed (followed by a return)
You are now ready to go - ed is waiting for you to tell it what to do."
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