Art of UNIX Programming, The, 1st edition

  • Eric S. Raymond

Art of UNIX Programming, The

ISBN-13:  9780131429017

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Overview

The Art of UNIX Programming poses the belief that understanding the unwritten UNIX engineering tradition and mastering its design patterns will help programmers of all stripes to become better programmers. This book attempts to capture the engineering wisdom and design philosophy of the UNIX, Linux, and Open Source software development community as it has evolved over the past three decades, and as it is applied today by the most experienced programmers. Eric Raymond offers the next generation of "hackers" the unique opportunity to learn the connection between UNIX philosophy and practice through careful case studies of the very best UNIX/Linux programs.

Table of contents

I. CONTEXT.

1. Philosophy.

Culture? What culture?

The durability of Unix.

The case against learning Unix culture.

What Unix gets wrong.

What Unix gets right.

Basics of the Unix philosophy.

The Unix philosophy in one lesson.

Applying the Unix philosophy.

Attitude matters too.

2. History.

Origins and history of Unix, 1969-1995.

Origins and history of the hackers, 1961-1995.

The open-source movement: 1998 and onward.

The lessons of Unix history.

3. Contrasts.

The elements of operating-system style.

Operating-system comparisons.

What goes around, comes around.

II. DESIGN.

4. Modularity.

Encapsulation and optimal module size.

Compactness and orthogonality.

Libraries.

Unix and object-oriented languages.

Coding for modularity.

5. Textuality.

The Importance of Being Textual.

Data file metaformats.

Application protocol design.

Application protocol metaformats.

6. Transparency.

Some case studies.

Designing for transparency and discoverability.

Designing for maintainability.

7. Multiprogramming.

Separating complexity control from performance tuning.

Taxonomy of Unix IPC methods.

Problems and methods to avoid.

Process partitioning at the design level.

8. Minilanguages.

Taxonomy of languages.

Applying minilanguages.

Designing minilanguages.

9. Transformation.

Data-driven programming.

Ad-hoc code generation.

10. Configuration.

What should be configurable?

Where configurations live.

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Published by Addison-Wesley Professional (September 23rd 2003) - Copyright © 2004