James O. Coplien is a research scientist at Lucent Technologies (previously Bell Labs), where he does research on software productivity. He is the author of "
" and "
for C++", and he wrote a column ("The column without a name") for the now defunct
. He was co-editor of the
1 & 2 books, co-author with
and he is the host of the organization patterns repository at:
Note: this link is live but a lot of the pages underneath go to references such as
He has also been speaker, chair or member of the program committee in many conferences worldwide such as PLOP and OOPSLA. He has recently worked on a new book on multi-paradigm design.
You wrote, of "The Language Instinct":
This is one of five books that I buy in lots because I'm ever giving copies away.
: May one ask what the other four are? Thanks.
Jim's stated the whole list somewhere else in Wiki. I know that two are
for a list that might be the one mentioned. Or perhaps
It's not there. I did a couple of searches and could not find the list in wiki anywhere.
Hi Jim! During your stay in Brazil for
, you gave a talk where you defend the idea the software should be written as many authors would write a collaborative book. I argued that most collaborative writings
. I believe that Wiki community would like to read about your ideas on it. --
I believe that Wiki community would like to
your ideas about it ;-) --
. Seriously. That and SilenceMeansHostility
totally spoke to me. Awwwoo! --
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