Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 01:41 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "Originally published in 1978 and updated in 1988, The C Programming Language is considered a 'must-read' classic by most programmers and is generally known simply as 'K&R'. To mark the publication of an ebook version of the 1988 second edition, we interviewed coauthor Brian Kernighan about the C programming language, the book, and future trends." And an Oxford comma to boot. The way it should be.
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RE: How it should be done
by dnebdal on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 12:28 UTC in reply to "How it should be done"
dnebdal
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If you think that's bad, try to write a program that outputs a bare-minimum font in OTF format (that will show up with the right names on more than one OS). It's all written by people who assumes the readers will already know the general idea, none of the standards agree (or even address) what parts are optional vs. required, and certain parts (CFF, I'm looking at you) are horribly obtuse - not to mention that you have to guess which random old adobe-produced reference it's actually documented in.

(And don't get me started on the variable-length integer encoding used only in the CFF block. )

Edited 2012-10-03 12:33 UTC

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