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Lions’ Commentary on Unix

review Lions’ Commentary on Unix Lions’ Commentary on Unix Free download Ù 5 Download × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¾ John Lions John LionsDennis Ritchie Ken Thompson and other UNIX luminaries have contributed new essays on the enduring value of this Computer Science masterpieceLions’ marriage of source code with commentary was originally used as an This was interesting Also this code is a lot closer to assembly than normal C a lot of it is weirdly optimized and there are things in it that make you cringe Otherwise it s well written very hard to understand at places but with the commentary it becomes manageableAt some point I felt like getting a pdp11 to try it on probably an emulator Harvest you cringe Otherwise it s well written very hard to understand at places but with the commentary it becomes manageableAt some point I felt like getting a pdp11 to try it on probably an emulator

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review Lions’ Commentary on Unix Lions’ Commentary on Unix Free download Ù 5 Download × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¾ John Lions This legendary underground classic reproduced without modification is really two works in one▪︎ the complete source code to an early version of the UNIX operating system; and▪︎ a brilliant commentary on that code by I ve never run across another book like it take a collection of working kernel and boot code and write commentary on every function You ll start out learning PDP 1140 assembly and PDP machine architecture followed by how the system boots into unix and from there onto a full tour of UnixUnix 6th Edition was much smaller than any modern desktop Unix it fit into 32K of RAM Fewer features translates into much simpler to understand code Most times code is concise and readable although often function names are semi cryptic and sometimes in assembly so be prepared to study it pays offYou can still run Unix 6th Edition today on a PDP simulator and I often found myself firing it up and reading through the source on the running system

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review Lions’ Commentary on Unix Lions’ Commentary on Unix Free download Ù 5 Download × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¾ John Lions Operating systems textbook a purpose for which it remains well suited As a self study UNIX conceptual tutorial it has informed and inspired computer professionals and advanced operating system students for over twenty years Obviously not for the faint of heart or anyone without at least some experience with C and pointer arithmetic but still a really nice examination of what two smart guys can come up with when it s just them together in a room coding without a huge bureaucracy and team of people designing by committee As one of the reviewers also said it really demonstrates engineering tradeoffs very well you need simplicity but you need reliability but you need it to be inexpensive and you d really like it to be fast etc There s a lot of balance demonstrated in the code here It s also a lot easier to see how computers work when they were a lot simpler but all the important guts are there Recommended for computer historians especially Future Science years Obviously not for the faint of heart or anyone without at least some experience with C and pointer arithmetic but still a really nice examination of what two smart guys can come up with when it s just them together in a room coding without a huge bureaucracy and team of people designing by committee As one of the reviewers also said it really demonstrates engineering tradeoffs very well Prins Diamant you need simplicity but Art Cloth you need reliability but If They Come for Us: Poems you need it to be inexpensive and The Rituals of Dinner you d really like it to be fast etc There s a lot of balance demonstrated in the code here It s also a lot easier to see how computers work when they were a lot simpler but all the important guts are there Recommended for computer historians especially

  • Paperback
  • 254
  • Lions’ Commentary on Unix
  • John Lions
  • English
  • 02 March 2018
  • 9781573980135