The following are mini-reviews of books I read in 2019.
Also see the full index of books I've read.
Detailed commentary on the C Standard, ISO/IEC 9899:1999, known in the vernacular as "C99". The book is about 1600 pages in length, so I've been scanning the document until something catches my eye and then I settle down to read the section of the book more thoroughly.
For the coverage proper of the C Standard itself, the author picks out phrases, sentences, and longer passages from the standard and provides commentary under some or all of the following categories:
The overall commentary for each item chosen from the C Standard makes for fascinating reading. The author is very knowledgeable about C, C++, other historical and contemporary programming languages, and historical and contemporary computer architectures. I repeat: fascinating!
The introduction also makes for interesting reading; its approximately 150 pages look into the cultural, economic, and psychological aspects of computer programming, spread across the following sections (plus a couple of others):