I have the original and the new one. This is not the right level for a beginner. This is great stuff when we talk about complex client-server and multi-process applications.
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in thread What book would be valuable to someone self-taught?
You cannot go from "I want to ride bicycles" to "drive motorcycles in motocross competitive races" in a single step!
I recommend again K&R for a study of how loops work. It is short, but the information content is dense. A lot is said in few words.