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|Date:||Sat, 11 Feb 1995 01:42:07 GMT|
Here is the reference for Mody's article.
Map and Imagery Lab
UC Santa Barbara
On understanding type declarations in C.
SIGPLAN Notices, June 1992, vol.27, (no.6):80-3.
Abstract: C has often been castigated for its declaration syntax. The author,
R.P. Mody (1991), criticized C on various counts. However as regards
declarations, the problems are not with C but with C programmers who don't
fully understand C. In an attempt to remedy matters (B. Kernighan, D.
Ritchie, 1989), offer two programs to help with understanding C
definitions. However such an operational definition turns out to be hardly
more helpful than none. The author offers a small formalism and a little
calculus to help C programmers and teachers to produce and decipher
arbitrary declarations in C.
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