|Re: Out of Print Classic Computer Arch & Compiler Books email@example.com (1996-07-26)|
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|Re: Out of Print Classic Computer Arch & Compiler Books firstname.lastname@example.org (1996-07-31)|
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|Re: Out of Print Classic Computer Arch & Compiler Books firstname.lastname@example.org (Henry Spencer) (1996-08-01)|
|From:||email@example.com (Michael P. Gerlek)|
|Date:||26 Jul 1996 23:25:31 -0400|
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In article <31F8F094.firstname.lastname@example.org> John Ahlstrom <email@example.com> writes:
> It seems that there are several classic, irreplaceable comp arch books
> out of print, e.g.
> Wulf's Compiler Optimization and Hydra books
"Design of an Optimizing Compiler" by Wulf et al (North-Holland, 1975)
is (was) available through University Microfilms (800-521-0600).
> Is there any way that we can get the copyrights returned
> to their authors and then figure out how to get them on-line?
You have to work this through the author and publisher (as was done
with the arch book that started this thread). Difficult, but
possible with enough push.
> What others ought to be made available in one of these ways?
In the compiler world, these books are now out of print and quietly
becoming lost to history:
- "Flow Analysis of Computer Programs" by Hecht (North-Holland, 1977)
- "Engineering a Compiler: VAX-11 Code Generation and Optimization" by
Anklam et al (Digital Press, 1982)
- "Program Flow Analysis: Theory and Applications" by Muchnik and
Jones (Prentice-Hall, 1981)
- "Design and Optimization of Compilers" by Rustin (ed.)
In a former life, we tried to track down copies of these and a couple
other classic compiler texts I don't have the cites for right now, but
with little success.
Michael P. Gerlek / firstname.lastname@example.org
[I was at one point trying to put out a series of reissued computer classics,
and got as far as getting permissions from Wulf et al., but I couldn't find
a publisher to do it, and it's pretty risky to do it yourself unless you have
a whole lot of pre-pub orders, like several thousand. -John]
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