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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. EnjoyWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.