Further reading

Much of what we've covered here is quite subjective, so it's hard to recommend books because any book (including this one!) that claims to have the final say on a topic such as formatting your code is clearly one can short of a six-pack.

Having said that, I'd like to take this opportunity to recommend (again) Fred Brooks' excellent book, The Mythical Man Month, as it's a very practical text book on the art of programming.

More advanced readers might be interested in Programming Language Pragmatics, by Michael L. Scott. It's quite a hard book, but it really goes into depth in how languages work and why they are as they are.


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