Vol.8 n°8 august 1983

Vol.8 n°8 august 1983

p.2 In the Queue (table of contents)

Themes

p.46 The C Language

Designed to make programs portable, fast, and compact. C is the language of choice for many programmers. This month's theme articles survey the reasons why.

[author : Bruce Roberts]

p.48 The C Language and Models for Systems Programming

A happy medium between low- and high-level languages, C provides a model for efficient programming.

[author : Stephen C. Johnson and Brian W. Kernighan]

p.64 A C Language Primer, Part 1: Constructs and Conventions

A guided tour through Cs keywords and functions.

[author : James Joyce]

p.82 Comparing C Compilers for CP/M-86

A look at which compilers for CP/M-86 systems are best suited to particular purposes, most cost-effective, and easiest to use.

[author : Jerry Houston, Jim Brodrick, and Les Kent]

p.110 Five C Compilers for CP/M-80

[author : Christopher O. Kern]

How C compilers for the CP/M-80 operating system stack up.

p.134 Nine C Compilers for the IBM PC

A discriminating look at the C compilers available for this lucrative software market.

[author : Ralph A. Phraner]

p.172 Managing Software Development with C

Choosing a good programming environment can affect programming ease and code quality more than you might imagine.

[author : Jason Linhart]

p.186 The Unix Tutorial, Part 1: An Introduction to Features and Facilities

An overview of Bell Laboratories' Unix operating system and its toolbox of utilities.

[author : David Fiedler]

p.212 A Survey of C and Unix Resources

A guide to materials, courses, and on-line instruction in C.

[author : Walter Zintz]

p.222 What Is a Software Tool?

How to use Unix and C to design programs that in turn will help you to design other programs.

[author : Rebecca Thomas]

p.243 The Unix C Compiler in a CP/M Environment

A look at how compatible the standard C compiler is when it's used under CP/M.

[author : Matthew Halfant]

p.268 Annotated C: A Bibliography of the C Language

Where to find books, articles, and reviews on C. Features

[author : Terry A. Ward]

p.36 Build a Power-Line Carrier-Current Modem

Now your computer can communicate over electrical power wiring.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.286 Chisel Your Code with a Profiler

Execute compiler programs at the rate of assembly-language programs, but at a fraction of the effort and cost.

[author : Dennis Leas and Paul Wintz]

p.292 A New Shape Subroutine for the Apple

A flicker-free animation scheme for the Apple II.

[author : Richard T. Simoni Jr.]

p.312 The Debate Goes On ...

Jerry looks at programming languages, from APL to Modula-2.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.331 The IBM PC and the Intel 8087 Coprocessor, Part 1: Overview and Floating-Point Assembly-Language Support

This software utility makes it easy to add powerful floating-point, integer, and BCD arithmetic operations from assembly language.

[author : Tim Field]

p.386 Curious Coordinates for Computer Graphics

Cartesian coordinates are not always the best choice for all plotting tasks.

[author : Roger Millikan]

p.401 BYTE West Coast: The Future of Software Design

Microsoft's chairman of the board analyzes today's software issues and predicts the directions software will take tomorrow.

[author : William Gates]

p.404 The 8086-An Architecture for the Future, Part 3: Instruction Set Continued

In the last article of this series, the author discusses program transfers, string manipulations, and processor-control instructions.

[author : Stephen A. Heywood]

p.434 User's Column: Epson QX-10, Zenith Z-29, CP/M-68K, and More

Our resident user reviews new products and answers some old mail.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.456 Voice Lab, Part 2, Menu-Driven Routines for Digital Speech Synthesis and Analysis

Modular routines are well suited to speech synthesis and analysis.

[author : John E. Hoot]

p.477 Help In Apple III Pascal

Adding on-line instructions that will come to your aid anywhere in application software.

[author : AI Evans]

NUCLEUS

p.4 Editorial: DEC IBM, and Athena

p.7 MICROBYTES

p.10 Letters

p.378 Programming Quickie: A Cross-Reference Utility for IBM PC BASIC

p.394 Technical Forum: A Gauss-Jordan Elimination Method Program

p.430 Book Reviews: CBASIC User Guide : An Assembly Language Course

p.483 Books Received

p.484 Ask BYTE

p.490 Clubs and Newsletters

p.492 Software Received

p.495 Event Queue

p.503 What's New?

p.572 Unclassified Ads

p.574 BOMB, BOMB Results

p.575 Reader Service