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Write Great Code, Volume 1
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1 23204 06-03-2005
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.0

Description: A book to teach the programmer the hows of the machine
Keywords: programming write great code machine fast efficient cpu logic
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1-59327-003-8

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Old 06-03-2005, 04:03 AM   #1
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Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: excellent insight, new aspects
Cons: non-linear read :)

What to say :}

In a time where high-level languages and GUI RAD tools leave us with quickly slapt together but not necessarily fast programs Hyde tries to teach the programmer the ropes of the machine.

He's not condemning the high-level languages, don't get me wrong, even though he's an expert assembler coder. He just points out that one can create better code in high-level lingos when one understands what they make the CPU do.

He covers numeric formats, character representations, CPU, boolean logic, I/O ... can't wait to se volume II, "Thinking Low-Level, Writing High-Level"!!


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