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Software Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 2) offers techniques to whittle a system down to its essentials. ” Acknowledgments I am grateful for the insightful comments of Dan Bentley, Brian Kernighan, Andy Oram, and David Weiss. 40 CHAPTER THREE Chapter 4 CHAPTER FOUR Finding Things Tim Bray C OMPUTERS CAN COMPUTE , BUT THAT ’ S NOT WHAT PEOPLE USE THEM FOR , MOSTLY . Mostly, comput- ers store and retrieve information. Retrieve implies find, and in the time since the advent of the Web, search has become a dominant application for people using computers.
I derived the programs systematically, I have spent considerable time analyzing them, and I believe that they are correct. Apart from the spreadsheet implementation of Example 3-11, though, I have never run any of the examples as a computer program. In almost two decades at Bell Labs, I learned from many teachers (and especially from Brian Kernighan, whose chapter on the teaching of programming appears as Chapter 1 of this book) that “writing” a program to be displayed in public involves much more than typing symbols.
Although the adjunct behaviors did usually line up with editor call boundaries, they often weren’t appropriate at all call boundaries, or even at most of them. The result was an overly high infrastructure-to-work ratio: by setting up an entire parallel editor, we were misleadingly implying to readers of the code that the adjunct behaviors would be invoked more often than they actually were. 26 CHAPTER TWO Having gone as far as we could with editor composition and then retreated, we were still free to implement it by hand when we really wanted it, however.