Sunday, August 24, 2008

Binary Hacks

There are not many good books written in Japanese especially around programming (most of them are entry level) but this is one of the rare exceptions.

You'll see how good it is by taking a glance at its contents.
There's no equivalent book in English but the closest one will be linkers and loaders with the flavor of cookbook, though there are wide variety of hacks, e.g. hack#37 is 4 ways to implement singleton in c++, hack#68 demangling c++ symbol names at run time.

Another exception I know is Henrik Wann Jensen's photon mapping book. The translator of the book himself is a computer graphics researcher and he added lots of lots of footnotes that help the reader understand it!

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