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The C Programming Language Preface and Chapter 0 Read Aloud


This post links to a read aloud of the preface and chapter 0 of the first version of The C Programming Language by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie [Amazon]. It also contains links to more info about the people, programming languages and machines referenced.

Preface

Chapter 0

Authors

Brian W. Kernighan [link]

Dennis M Ritchie [link]

Reviewers

Mike Bianchi

Jim Blue

Stu Feldman

Doug McIlroy [link]

Bill Roome

Bob Rosin

Larry Rosler

Commentators

Al Aho [link]

Steve Bourne

Dan Dvorak

Chuck Haley

Debbie Haley

Marion Harris

Rick Holt

Steve Johnson

John Mashey

Bob Mitze

Ralph Muha

Peter Nelson

Elliot Pinson

Bill Plauger

Jerry Spivack

Ken Thompson

Peter Weinberger

Mike Lesk

Joe Ossanna

References

BCPL creator Martin Richards [link]

B created by Ken Thompson [link]

OS

UNIX [link]

Machines

PDP-7 [link]

PDP-11 [link]

IBM System/370 [link]

Honeywell 6000 [link]

Interdata 8/32 [link]

Languages

PL/I [link]

Algol 68 [link]

BCPL [link]

B [link]

ANSI Fortran [link]

Pascal [link]

Tools

lint [link]

Other Resources

An Oral History of Unix at [link]

Bell Labs Life in the Crown Jewel at [link]

A History of Modern Computing at [link]

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