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Practical C Programming, Third Edition

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2002

    Learn C from a friend

    This is a great book for learning C programming. It strikes a good balance between informal and serious tones. It also includes good examples of real issues from the authors experience, beginning the process of changing you from someone who can write a program to a programmer. I taught C from the second edition and the students loved it. It is not a reference and you shouldn't try to use it as one, but even after all these years, I still pick it up and browse through big parts and puzzle over a problem or two. Seeing the other reviews, I realize it is time to give my son a copy and get a compiler from the internet (many are available). As always, running a Unix variant is a great help to understanding how things work. Enjoy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2002

    O'Reilly publishes good books '.'

    This is not a reference to the C programming language. It is an introduction to programming that just happens to use C as its frame of reference. I had never used a programming language when I brought this book, though I've been using computers my entire life. And now I can write programs. Enough said.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2001

    Nice one.....

    Nice book, Great way of explaining things. To the point, but not too boring. I wish it came with a CD, with some compilers on it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2001

    The truth

    This is a good book for learning the C programming language. It is not that good, it does not come with a compiler but is easy to learn. This does not contain all the C functions and commands etc.. I wish it did, the book was good for its time, but not as good as today. This is for the starting out C programmers. I recommend you get this book and then after reading it over and over again get some mastery C level book so you can make great C programs not just ones that print out lame line like 'Helo, world!!!' and so on. I wish the O'Reilly book companie would make some newer books like this but better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2000

    Good practical book

    I have an impression that all o'reilly computer books are superior to others. And I think it is. This book is not quite the introductory book for a no-clue programmer but a person who has played around with programming and wants to seriously learn. It is good that it tells the reader the software development process and alerts the reader that coding is not the most important step. It has good exercises and great explanations and nicely divided into two sections beginning-advanced. It is a good book overall. I think this book should have answers to the exercises given, so if the reader gets stuck, they can look it up.

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