Subject: Re: Time to update KNF?
To: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 01/17/2000 23:31:29
>Do please note that this excerpt in Code Complete is summarizing
>Richard J. Miaria, et al in the 1983 "Program Indentation and
>Comprehensibility" article in Communications of the ACM 16, no 11 (Nov).
So we're talking 2-column indentation on lineflow paper (132-column
line-printer paper with column ticks at the head and footer?)
Or vt100 displays, or what?
>Last I heard, CACM was a reviewed journal, well-respected in the field.
In the 70s, sure. Last I heard, CACM was a glossy mass-market "IT
professional" magazine which many researchers see as junkmail. Some
were literally cancelling their ACM membership in order to stop
getting it. The transition begain in the mid-80s. From very rusty
memory, I think CACM in 83 was already glossy-magazine format, still
worth reading (programming pearls) but already clearly not the same
quality as the previous "serious journal" format.
Sure you're not thinking of the JACM?