Masterminds of Programming

Errata for Masterminds of Programming

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page iii
ToC, page iii

We got 2 names spelled wrong! von Rossum should be van Rossum Charles D. Moore should be Charles H. Moore ----------------------------------- "Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without." -- Confucius

Note from the Author or Editor:
Ignore the Confucius quote :)

Federico Biancuzzi
O'Reilly Author 
Apr 08, 2009  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 31
Last paragraph

influentia should be influential in the sentence: ABC actually shared a philosophy with ALGOL-68, which is nowoneofthedeadestlanguagesaround,butwasveryinfluentia.

Note from the Author or Editor:
influentia should be influential

James D. Vogel  May 04, 2009  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 33
2nd paragraph

"Even port of Python [...] has its own parser" should probably be "EVERY port of Python [...]", otherwise the sentence doesn't make much sense.

Fredrik Winkler  Sep 23, 2012  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 60

The complete name of the interviewee is used at the beginning of his third answer instead of his first answer. -------------------------------- "Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time." -- Voltaire

Note from the Author or Editor:
Ignore the Voltaire quote :)

Federico Biancuzzi
O'Reilly Author 
Apr 08, 2009  Mar 21, 2014
Printed
Page 65
fourth line from the bottom

"Victor Borgia", should be "Victor Borge"

Bruce C. Baker  Apr 10, 2009  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 83
9 lines from the bottom

"double position numbers", should be "double precision numbers"

Bruce C. Baker  Apr 10, 2009  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 85
middle of the page

"original original BASIC", should be "original BASIC"

Bruce C. Baker  Apr 10, 2009  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 110
third and fourth lines from the bottom

"tools to to solve", should be "tools to solve"

Bruce C. Baker  Apr 11, 2009  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 149
6 lines from the bottom

"was going on AWK", should be "was going on ["in" | "with"] AWK"

Note from the Author or Editor:
"was going on AWK" should be "was going on with AWK"

Bruce C. Baker  Apr 11, 2009  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 194
Paul's 2nd paragraph

"programmed for awhile" should probably be "programmed for a while". According to Grammar Girl*, "Awhile" means "for a time" and it's an adverb, and surely "programmed for for a time" (note the repeated for) does not make much sense :) * http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/a-while-awhile.aspx

Fredrik Winkler  Sep 23, 2012  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 306
11 lines from the top

"... spoken languages, I I don't know", should be "... spoken languages, I don't know"

Bruce C. Baker  Apr 17, 2009  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 359
5 lines from the botfom

"... if its economically interesting ...", should be "... if it's economically interesting ..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
its should be it's

Bruce C. Baker  Apr 18, 2009  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 370
9 lines from the bottom

"... (multicore ships to massively parallel computers).", should be "... (multicore chips to massively parallel computers)."

Note from the Author or Editor:
ships should be chips

Bruce C. Baker  Apr 18, 2009  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 371
Middle of the page

"Dave Parness", should be "Dave Parnas"

Bruce C. Baker  Apr 18, 2009  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 379
3rd paragraph

The first "have" in "you have might have a googolplex" should be removed.

Fredrik Winkler  Sep 23, 2012  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 379
2nd paragraph

"a accidental null character" should be "AN accidental null character" .

Fredrik Winkler  Sep 23, 2012  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 415
4 lines from the top

"fete complete", should be "fait accompli"

Bruce C. Baker  Apr 18, 2009  Mar 21, 2014
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Page 428
2nd paragraph and last paragraph

USCSB should be UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara).

Paul McJones  Jan 18, 2011  Mar 21, 2014