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Posted January 15, 2001
I'm not sure who this book is written for, but, in my opinion, certainly not for C programmers. Not only do I view usage of language elements often wrong, advice that I interpret to the effect of 'avoid standard C usage' is liberally sprinkled throughout the text. e.g. don't embed function calls inside of other program elements 'it's only confusing' ! I think that this might possibly as a text for a course taught by a non-C programmer to students who are never going to use C (or C++ or java). But I would never choose it for a course that I taughtWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 12, 2000
C How to Learn Bad Habits
The book does not start off well at all. The author provides examples in the beginning of chapter 2 that do not even compile, because the #include <stdio.h> line is missing from all the examples. Of course, the void material is put into play in an example of integer addition & subtraction later in chapter 2. In short, the book fails in many areas of learning C in the manner it was intended by Kernighan & Ritchie. Take some good advice, purchase the 'Joy of C' if you want a book that is better suited for the beginning programmer (opinion-is-allowable).
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