- Series: Prentice-Hall Series in Automatic Computation
- Hardcover: 366 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1st edition (February 1976)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0130224189
- ISBN-13: 978-0130224187
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #257,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It is the single book I learnt most from when I was a freshman studying Computer Science at my local University (when Pascal was already declining, I'm not so old ;-). I wish more recent books were as good as this one, but I have not found a single book so focused and, at the same time, so broad in scope as this one.
Wirth covers programming fundamentals (including recursion), many sorting algorithms, data structures (from simple data collections to B-trees and hashing), and basic compiler technology. That is, four books into one (and, surprisingly, this is not a hefty tome.)
The language chosen, Oberon, was never popular. But simply translating keywords and operators turns the book's code into almost valid C, Java or (probably most easily) Delphi. After all, the syntax of all these languages has a common ancestor, Algol.
The author has made this book publicly available in PDF form at the ETH Oberon Home Page.
This is one of those books that is ideally suited for youngsters who want to become good programmers who are not only technically sound, but have programming DEPTH, which is very important.
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This book arrived in better condition than it was described! I'm excited to learn some things from this well-known, highly recommended book!Published 18 months ago by laTrelle Gomez
What more is there to say? Nicklaus Wirth taught quite a bit of us programming through Pascal and later with Modula 2. Read morePublished on May 27, 2014 by Erik
An old classic, a good introduction for Pascal programmers. If you are not a Pascal junkie, Wirth's Modula-2 version is better, (supplemented with Compiler Construction, as the... Read morePublished on April 27, 2014 by D. E. Evans
This book was recommended to improve my algorithm skills. However, any younger person (< 30) should not buy this book. It is not an easy read. Read morePublished on April 13, 2005 by Amazon Customer