UNIX编程艺术》这本书是 2006 年 2 月出版的,当年 4 月我在第二书店(曾经的中国最专业计算机图书网上专营店)购买了一本,近期重读了一遍。


Let us watch well our beginnings, and results will manage themselves.
积跬步,致千里。

这个翻译比较有趣。


When the superior man refrains from acting, his force is felt for a thousand miles.
不言之教,无为之益,天下希及之。

这是中文翻译为英文,然后译者从《道德经》中找到对应的原文。

有趣的是,这里的英文中出现了“千里”。


Ken (seated) and Dennis (standing) at a PDP-11 in 1972.

这张珍贵的照片出现在本书第 2.1.2 节,Ken ThompsonDennis Ritchie 都是大名鼎鼎的人物。本书封面上就出现了 Ken Thompson 的名字。维基百科上的相关词条:

  • Kenneth Lane "Ken" Thompson (born February 4, 1943), commonly referred to as ken in hacker circles, is an American pioneer of computer science. Having worked at Bell Labs for most of his career, Thompson designed and implemented the original Unix operating system. He also invented the B programming language, the direct predecessor to the C programming language, and was one of the creators and early developers of the Plan 9 operating systems. Since 2006, Thompson has worked at Google, where he co-invented the Go programming language.

  • Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie (September 9, 1941 – c. October 12, 2011) was an American computer scientist. He created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system. Ritchie and Thompson received the Turing Award from the ACM in 1983, the Hamming Medal from the IEEE in 1990 and the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton in 1999. Ritchie was the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department when he retired in 2007. He was the "R" in K&R C, and commonly known by his username dmr.

参考资料

  1. The Art of Unix Programming
  2. 豆瓣:UNIX编程艺术
  3. 中国哲学书电子化计划 - 荀子:劝学
  4. 中国哲学书电子化计划 - 道德经