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Paperback Eiffel : The Language (PRENTICE HALL OBJECT-ORIENTED SERIES) Book

ISBN: 0132479257

ISBN13: 9780132479257


Quickly emerging as the language of choice for developers of quality software, this guide explains how the Eiffel language combines rigorous software engineering principles with advanced object-oriented techniques. It reveals the simplicity, consistency, and blend of various powerful mechanisms in Eiffel, including: an object-oriented structure based on classes ; multiple and repeated inheritance information hiding assertions to guarantee, document,...


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Exhaustive, Detailed Language Definition

Eiffel has been developed by the Non-profit International Consortium for Eiffel (NICE) for the last 17 years. This book is the language definition as proposed by that committee. It is exhaustive and of such high detail as to allow anyone to write a compiler for the language. My hat is off to the Eiffel consortium for their efforts to explicitly define the language in an open standard, making the developer's job easier.I sympathize with the previous reviewer that was overwhelmed by the detail in this book. Please allow me to caution the would-be consumer. This book is not an object oriented tutorial. It is not an introduction to the language. If you would like either of these purchase Object Oriented Software Construction, 2e.If you have more than a passing interest in Eiffel and would like a language reference, or if you are planning to implement your own compiler, this book is for you. While most of the information is still accurate, there have been many additions to the language that are not in the book. Minus one star for taking so long to provide an update.

An excellent source.

This is an excellent book for someone approaching Eiffel with zero prior knowledge of the language, and with zero knowledge of OOP. I am one of those rare people who still writes only in C and thinks (thought) that OOP is (was) for the birds. I strongly recommend this as an introduction both to Eiffel and to OOP. It's clear, concise, complete, and very well written/organized/presented.
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