Thinking FORTH: a language and philosophy for solving problems

dc.contributor.authorBrodie, Leoes
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-02T00:18:10Z
dc.date.available2011-10-02T00:18:10Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.descriptionXIV, 313 p. ; 24 cmes
dc.descriptionLibro Electrónicoes
dc.description.abstractThinking Forth is a book about the philosophy of problem solving and programming style, applied to the unique programming language Forth. Published first in 1984, it could be among the timeless classics of computer books, such as Fred Brooks' The Mythical Man-Month and Donald Knuth's The Art of Computer Programming. Many software engineering principles discussed here have been rediscovered in eXtreme Programming, including (re)factoring, modularity, bottom-up and incremental design. Here you'll find all of those and more - such as the value of analysis and design - described in Leo Brodie's down-to-earth, humorous style, with illustrations, code examples, practical real life applications, illustrative cartoons, and interviews with Forth's inventor, Charles H. Moore as well as other Forth thinkers. If you program in Forth, this is a must-read book. If you don't, the fundamental concepts are universal: Thinking Forth is meant for anyone interested in writing software to solve problems. The concepts go beyond Forth, but the simple beauty of Forth throws those concepts into stark relief. So flip open the book, and read all about the philosophy of Forth, analysis, decomposition, problem solving, style and conventions, factoring, handling data, and minimizing control structures. But be prepared: you may not be able to put it down. This book has been scanned, OCR'd, typeset in LaTeX, and brought back to print (and your monitor) by a collaborative effort under a Creative Commons license. http://thinking-forth.sourceforge.net/es
dc.description.tableofcontentsThe Philosophy of Forth An Armchair History of Software Elegance; The Superficiality of Structure; Looking Back, and Forth; Component Programming; Hide From Whom?; Hiding the Construction of Data Structures; But Is It a High-Level Language?; The Language of Design; The Language of Performance; Summary; References Analysis The Nine Phases of the Programming Cycle; The Iterative Approach; The Value of Planning; The Limitations of Planning; The Analysis Phase; Defining the Interfaces; Defining the Rules; Defining the Data Structures; Achieving Simplicity; Budgeting and Scheduling; Reviewing the Conceptual Model; References Preliminary Design/Decomposition Decomposition by Component; Example: A Tiny Editor; Maintaining a Component-based Application; Designing and Maintaining a Traditional Application; The Interface Component; Decomposition by Sequential Complexity; The Limits of Level Thinking; Summary; For Further Thinking; Detailed Design/Problem Solving Problem-Solving Techniques; Interview with a Software Inventor; Detailed Design; Forth Syntax; Algorithms and Data Structures; Calculations vs. Data Structures vs. Logic; Solving a Problem: Computing Roman Numerals; Summary; References; For Further Thinking Implementation: Elements of Forth Style Listing Organization; Screen Layout; Comment Conventions; Vertical Format vs. Horizontal Format; Choosing Names: The Art; Naming Standards: The Science; More Tips for Readability; Summary; References Factoring Factoring Techniques; Factoring Criteria; Compile-Time Factoring; The Iterative Approach in Implementation; References Handling Data: Stacks and States The Stylish Stack; The Stylish Return Stack; The Problem With Variables; Local and Global Variables/Initialization; Saving and Restoring a State; Application Stacks; Sharing Components; The State Table; Vectored Execution; Using DOER/MAKE; Summary; References Minimizing Control Structures What’s So Bad about Control Structures?; How to Eliminate Control Structures; A Note on Tricks; Summary; References; For Further Thinking Forth’s Effect on Thinking Appendix A Overview of Forth (For Newcomers); Appendix B Defining DOER/MAKE; Appendix C Other Utilities Described in This Book; Appendix D Answers to “Further Thinking” Problems; Appendix E Summary of Style Conventions; Indexes
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dc.identifier.citationBrodie, L. 2004. THINKING FORTH A Language and Philosophy for Solving Problems. Recuperado de http://thinking-forth.sourceforge.net/es
dc.identifier.isbn0-9764587-0-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://libros.metabiblioteca.org/handle/001/267
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherEnglewood Cliffs, New Jersey : Prentice Hall, 2004.es
dc.rightsLicencia: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0es
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/es
dc.sourcehttp://thinking-forth.sourceforge.net/es
dc.subjectProgramminges
dc.subjectObject-oriented programminges
dc.subjectProgramming computerses
dc.subjectSoftwarees
dc.subjectFORTH (Computer program language)es
dc.subjectComputer systems -- Programming languages: Forth language - Manualses
dc.subjectFORTH (Lenguaje de programación)es
dc.titleThinking FORTH: a language and philosophy for solving problemses
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