Richard L. Wexelblat

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Who has not seen programs written in one programming language that have the style of another language? Having experienced “Fortran with semicolons” and “C with a BASIC flavor” over the years, it occurred to me to wonder whether the programmer's first programming language had an effect on programming ability as profound as the effect(More)
Communication with the computer is by artificial languages: programming languages and command languages, as well as ad hoc languages of messages. While many such languages are sufficiently rich to permit proper expression of what must be said, some are so limited or inconsistent that a user must go to needless effort in learning the language and using it to(More)
The third in a series of extremely well-written books by Kernighan-this time with a new co-author. C is a language whose p r i m o r d i a l ancestor was BCPL and which has grown taking positive influences from A L G O L-d e s c e n d e n t s to a concise, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use language for systems and applications programming. The UNIX system is(More)