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|Icon Programming for Humanists, 2nd Edition, by Alan D. Corre is a 7x9.25" paperback, 125pp. We are pleased to publish this out-of-print classic, with many updates and a new chapter on processing of markup languages ($20 postpaid in USA; first printing, 9/2010).|
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Funds raised by Jeffery Books play a role in promoting Icon, Unicon and related programming languages and systems. Support from users will be what determines the long-term health and rate of development for this language family. We will list major expenditures here, to record what your user community support has accomplished.
|2002||$900|| Icon books acquisition|
A quantity of Icon books was retrieved from California in order to ensure that these titles would remain available for the indefinite future.
|2004-5||$409|| unicon.org acquisition|
The Internet domain unicon.org was acquired for use by the project. In 2005 it was renewed for 8 years.
|2004||$350|| unicon.org - Our First Fellow|
Our first student award is a "down payment" on a source level debugger for Unicon.
|2007||$275|| ISBNs |
we buy a few ISBN's in order to put some works in print.
The principal definition of the Unicon language
is "Programming with Unicon". The book's source and
PDF are available on-line under the GNU Free Documentation
public license; prepublication hard copies are available for
your convenience. Please send us your comments and any
corrections you find in the book. This prepublication
edition is the fourth public internet version, the latest version
is some 454+ pages and includes a new chapter featuring 2D and
3D graphics. We do not expect
substantial changes to the Unicon language in the published book,
but reserve the right to change the book as-needed.
Prepublication paper copies are now available at discount
prices. You can order these draft copies in
black & white or color, and 8.5"x11", 6.5"x8.5", or 5.5"x8.5"
softbound formats, or in hard cover format,
according to the following schedule:
These books are handmade and may exhibit slight variations from the description that follows. We may substitute a larger size that we have in stock in order to expedite your order, unless you tell us not to.
The 6.5"x8.5" format, slightly shorter and narrower than the Icon books, is the most attractive size (its font is larger than the 5.5x8.5" due to the improved aspect ratio). The hardcover version of this book uses 6.5"x8.5" page size and recycled cover material. The published version of the book will undergo various further changes, especially to the example chapters. 6.5x8.5" and 5.5x8.5" softbound versions usually feature manila-colored covers, while 8.5x11" and hard cover versions feature white covers. Our color editions also feature laminated, laser-printed covers for added durability. It is unknown whether the published version will be available in color.
Already bought a prepublication Unicon book? E-mail to tell us how the book is holding up, and how to improve it. Want a newer copy? Send us your not-too-worn-out copy for a $5 trade-in credit towards a new one; we will give your old one to a student.
|"Graphics Programming in Icon" is a wonderful 520 page book describing Icon's graphics facilities and many applications. All the great graphics facilities developed for Icon are part of Unicon. Note: Robert Parlett has written a richer, better-designed, more extensible graphical user interface builder and class library, and Naomi Martinez has written a set of 3D graphics facilities for those platforms on which OpenGL is available. These features are documented in "Programming with Unicon" and Unicon Technical Reports #6 and #9. "Graphics Programming in Icon" is still needed in order to use these improved tools. List: $45, Our Price: $22.50. Due to the generosity of Ralph Griswold, Clint Jeffery, and Gregg Townsend, this book is available free in electronic form from Icon Project.|
|"The Icon Programming Language" is the primary definition for Icon. Since Unicon is a superset of Icon, everything in this book is useful and relevant to Unicon programmers. List: $35, Our Price: $28.00. Due to the generosity of Ralph and Madge Griswold, this book is available free in electronic format from Icon Project!|
|"Program Monitoring and Visualization", published by Springer! This book presents software visualization at a level suitable for a senior-level undergraduate or graduate course, or for the interested technical professional. The approach is to give a survey of the field, and then present a specific research framework designed to reduce the effort required to write visualization tools. A wide range of simple program control flow and data structure visualizations is then presented as examples of how to obtain information about program behavior, and how to present it graphically. Source code fragments and screen images illustrate each example. The book is the primary reference on Icon and Unicon language extensions for high-level monitoring and visualization. These facilities are further enhanced in Unicon, which provides them as a standard part of the language. Errata List: $60, Our Price: 55.00|
|"The Implementation of the Icon Programming Language" is a tour de force among programming language books, describing Icon's virtual machine implementation in detail, especially its control- and data structures. This Princeton University Press book is out of print. We have an hardbound used copy in excellent condition available. We are willing to buy your copy if you no longer need it! Due to the generosity of Ralph and Madge Griswold, this book is also available free in electronic format from Icon Project! Our Price is $55.00|
The classic introductory book:
The Snobol4 Primer.
This copy is in very good used condition, pages bright and corners not bent,
with a slight mark or two on the cover. 184 pages. Our price: $15.00.
The classic, hard-to-find book:
String and List Processing in Snobol4.
The book is in good used condition, hardcover, clean other than ex-library
markings. 287 pages.
1. pattern matching (examples, grammars and patterns, patterns as procedures, structuring data)
2. defined functions (as language extensions, recursive functions, generators, program design)
3. structures (values and objects, stacks, queues, lists, trees, cycles)
4. applications in mathematics (rationals, large integers, polynomials, expressions)
5. cryptography (ciphers, substitutions, cryptanalysis)
6. document preparation (representation of text, formatting, indexing, abbreviation, numbering)
7. additional applications (random sentences, turing machines, macro processor, context editor)
Our price: $16.00 /* $24.00. */
The extremely rare book:
The Macro Implementation of Snobol4.
The book is in very good used condition, hardcover, clean, no dustjacket.
Our price: $54.00.
|"Imperative Programming Languages" edited by Peter Salus. This 1998 out-of-print book is volume 2 of the Handbook of Programming Languages, hardbound 438 pages, very good condition with dustjacket creasing. It contains a 100-page chapter on Icon, one of Griswold's latest and therefore most lucid detailed descriptions of the language, with new diagrams and examples. Oh yes, also has Ritchie on C, Brainerd on FORTRAN, etc. List: $50, Our Price: $19.00.|
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Resellers and other volume purchasers can receive a discount according to the following schedule. To place an order at a reseller/volume discount, you will need to pay in advance by mail unless other arrangements are made. This discount is for multiple copies of the same book. The discount does not apply to the Unicon book, unless you are a Unicon Citizen, for the reasons that (a) the labor involved in making books by hand is too severe, and (b) the Unicon book is already priced very competitively at a strong discount. If you are a Unicon citizen, you are welcome to another discount anyhow.
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