Issue No. 05 - May (1974 vol. 23)
V.C. Hamacher , Dep. Elec. Eng. Univ. of Toronto
This book is intended (author's preface) as a suitable text for course B2 of Association for Computing Machinery Curriculum 1968 Recommendations. In general, the level of presentation is consistent with that intent. However, the book does not contain adequate material on all of the topics suggested in B2. For instance, micro-programming is very briefly discussed in three pages, and only two descriptive pages are provided on macros. There is also not enough discussion of selected programming techniques such as sorting, searching, scanning, text editing, arithmetic expression recognition, syntatic recognition, etc.
V. Hamacher, "B 74-28 Computer Hardware and Software: An Interdisciplinary Introduction," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 23, no. , pp. 556, 1974.