Masterminds of Programming
Interesting stories from programming language implementors and their design choices and constraints; worth reading, at least if you 're a PL guy
February 25, 2010
Ruby Programming Language
Nice comprehensive guide - but most of the time the references to the origins (smalltalk, lisp, ..) are missing - this is so annoying.
Just finished that; not being a historian, I can't judge how true his 'proofs by evidence' are; clearly he collected a lot of evidence and wrote it nicely down, but not really in a scientific way.
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