Reading Beautiful Code

Posted by Piers Cawley on Aug 8, 2007

I’m reading ??Beautiful Code and it’s very good indeed. However, you have to feel sorry for Tim Bray - his chapter, “Finding Things” is excellent, as you’d expect. The only problem is, he’s following Jon Bentley, author of that perennial classic, Programming Pearls. It’s been a while since I (re)read anything by Bentley and I’d forgotten how good his prose was.

Which isn’t to say that Tim Bray is a bad writer. Far from it. It’s just that Jon Bentley is a very good one indeed.

Apart from that, Beautiful Code is a cracking book so far, and the royalties go to Amnesty International. You should buy a copy.