Beauty Is Our Business: A Birthday Salute to Edsger W. by W.H.J. Feijen,A.J.M. van Gasteren,David Gries,J. Misra

By W.H.J. Feijen,A.J.M. van Gasteren,David Gries,J. Misra

greater than the rest, this publication is a tribute to Edsger W. Dijkstra, at the celebration of his 60th birthday, through quite a few of these lucky adequate to be prompted by way of him and his paintings and to be known as his good friend or relation, his grasp, colleague, or student. This booklet includes fifty-four technical contributions in several parts of undertaking, even supposing a lot of them take care of a space of specific hindrance to Dijkstra: programming. each one contribution is comparatively brief and will be digested in a single sitting. jointly, they shape a pleasant go part of the self-discipline of programming at the start of the nineties. whereas many understand of Dijkstra's technical contributions, they won't concentrate on his final target, the mastery of complexity in arithmetic and computing technology. He has forcefully argued that good looks and magnificence are necessary to this mastery. The name of this publication, selected to mirror his final objective, comes from a sentence in an editorial of his on a few attractive arguments utilizing mathematical induction: "... once we recognize the conflict opposed to chaos, mess, and unmastered complexity as one in every of computing sci- ence's significant callings, we needs to admit that 'Beauty Is Our Business'."

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