Code complete electronic version ?

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at
Thu Sep 4 00:11:09 CEST 2003

On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 09:03:57 -0500, "A.M. Kuchling" <amk at>
> On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 13:40:48 +0100, 
> > If it's too much, buy it second-hand.  It's a good book, and although
> > plenty of it is just common sense, it's the type of common sense that's
> > easy to miss :)
> Isn't it mostly concerned with C, though?  

Not really, he gives examples in BASIC, ADA, Pascal and Fortran
as well as C./C++ The latter pair dominate as a reflection on
where the industry was in 1992. But the basic tenets apply
regardless of language - code layout, variable naming, control
structures etc.

Code Complete is essential reading for any prpfessional
programmer IMHO, but it may not be essential for non pros...

Alan G.
Author of the Learn to Program website

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