The HHHH Computing Library
Over the years, we H's have managed to accumulate a substantial
library of books on computing. Here is a list of them, in no
- The reference work for the Clipper database compiler. About as
exciting as it sounds.
- Common Lisp, an Alternative Approach
- A pretty good lisp book, that's cool enough to have been
written using TeX.
- Prolog, Programming for Artificial Intelligence
- Covers a lot of interesting topics, but reads like a textbook.
- The C++ Programming Language
- Stroustrup's classic C++ reference. A must have for any nerd library.
- The C programming Language
- The classic Kernighan and Ritchie C reference. A must must
have for any nerd library.
- Computer Graphics, Principles and Practice
- The classic Foley, vanDam computer graphics reference.
Extremely dense reading, but terribly useful. A must have
for nerds who like graphics.
- Artificial Life
- Another great Steven Levy book.
- Tcl and the Tk Toolkit
- John Ousterhout's attempt at a Tcl/Tk reference. It's really
more like a primer, and has proved to be a very difficult
book to actually use in any serious way. Ousterhout may be
the cool dude who wrote Tcl/Tk, but that doesn't mean he
knows how to write documentation. The only decently written
part of this book is the part that details interfacing Tcl/Tk
- Graphics Gems II
- Graphics Gems III
- Like Foley vanDam, full of difficult to read but terribly
interesting computer graphics algorithms.
- The Standard C Library
- Delightful little reference about the standard C library,
complete with sample implementation.