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Re: C Book you can recommend

by kirbyk (Friar)
on Dec 07, 2005 at 17:32 UTC ( #514923=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to C Book you can recommend

In addition to the definitive Kernighan and Ritchie, I like O'Reilly's Practical C Programming.

(I got my copy of K&R used for $1 at a Safeway in Portland while getting food for a con. I really can't explain why they had a pile of almost-free used books, or why K&R C was among them. Just one of those mildly weird things that happens from time to time.)

-- Kirby,

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Re^2: C Book you can recommend
by Tanktalus (Canon) on Dec 07, 2005 at 17:57 UTC

    Just to go a bit more offtopic here, but Safeway often has used books that are "donated" by whomever wants to get rid of books, and the proceeds will go to the charity chosen by the employees in that store on a year-by-year basis (i.e., they choose one per year).

    If you're lucky, you can find gems. Either way, the money goes to charity.

Re^2: C Book you can recommend
by eweaverp (Scribe) on Dec 08, 2005 at 10:16 UTC
    I second the Practical C suggestion; the old-school one with the cow on the cover, and the line at the top saying "When does 2+2 = 4094?"*

    *or some similar number...

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